Saturday, September 13, 2008

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus



Hummus is a good source of protein, iron and vitamin C, and is a healthier alternative to most dips that are usually served with bread and vegetables. It is very easy to make; in fact, the only annoying thing about this recipe is having to clean the blender. This is a simple recipe, and can be modified in various ways. This time I added roasted red pepper, which gives the hummus a bright orange color. You can use canned chick peas, as well as prepared roasted peppers. If you have a gas stove or a grill, you can roast the peppers over an open flame.
  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • add in: roasted peppers (sweet or hot), fresh basil, soy sauce, more garlic or cumin
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until the mixture is smooth. Serve with pita, chips, or vegetables.

2 comments:

Brittany said...

yummy this looks delicious!

Kim said...

What a cool orange shade! This was a great idea for a blog and for photo exposure. Good luck.