Saturday, March 23, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is an easy to prepare dish originating from the Middle East. It is served as a common part of everyday meals as both a dip for vegetables or as a spread with pita bread. The ingredients used in this dish are very common, and the preparation of this dish is something that be be done in just a couple of minutes. The ease and speed of this dish makes it ideal for when unexpected guests drop by.


Some people like their hummus smooth, others like it chunky. I like mine somewhere in the middle. To help control the consistency of the hummus, I process it using 1-2 second pulses, checking often to prevent making it too smooth. Once the garbanzo beans (also referred to as chickpeas) are the consistency I am looking for, I add the red peppers and pulse a couple more times so that I can leave the peppers a little chunkier. If you prefer them smoother, just toss them in when you add everything else to the food processor.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

3 cloves garlic
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (reserve liquid)
1/3 cup tahini paste
1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
Juice of two lemons
2 oz roasted red peppers
Olive oil, for serving

Place garlic cloves in food processor. Pulse 2-3 times. Add drained garbanzo beans, tahini, salt, and lemon juice.






Process until desired consistency, scraping down sides often. If mixture is too thick, add reserved bean liquid one tablespoon at a time to thin out.





Add red peppers to food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to chop and incorporate peppers. Transfer to serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil prior to serving. Serve with pita chips or vegetables.






6 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the Saturday Spotlight, I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  2. Sounds delicious. I love chick peas and I have some peppers I have just roasted for freezing for later. This would be perfect to use them in.

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  3. that looks yummy! I love hummus! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
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  4. I've never tried hummus before, but your recipe makes it look easy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations! Happy Easter :)

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    April

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  5. Hi John,
    I will just love this dish, Roasted Red Peppers are my favorite, yum! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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