Sunday, September 30, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
The difference in taste between homemade hummus and store-bought hummus is astronomical. Homemade hummus is is so much more delicious and you can cater it exactly to your tastes (I like a little extra lemon juice and salt and a little less tahini). Plus, most people don't realize how ridiculously easy it is to make homemade hummus, and lots of it! Below is my recipe for roasted red pepper hummus but feel free to leave out the roasted red peppers or add in anything else that you prefer - olives, spices etc.

Ingredients
1 15 oz. can of chick peas
2 roasted red peppers
1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 gloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Peel garlic cloves and allow to cook in the oil until fragrant, about five minutes. Put the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until you reach the desired consistency then add the oil and garlic and process again. Refrigerate for thirty minutes and use as a dip, dressing or spread. Enjoy!

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