Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I am crazy about hummus! I slather it on sandwiches and dress up veggies, pitas and crackers with the array of beautiful colors. I have bought every variety available in stores and each time I think to myself, "This is expensive, I need to start making my own." I can't count how many times that thought has run through my head and yet this weekend was the first time I followed through. I found this flavorful recipe on the blog, Pinch My Salt. It was embarrassingly easy and I vow to experiment with a myriad of tantalizing flavors!

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2-1 tsp kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender of food processor and process until smooth. You may have to stop to stir and/or scrape down the ingredients a few times. I used my food processor but next time I will give my powerful Vita-Mix a go at it to see if I can achieve a slightly creamier texture. Leftover hummus (if you have any) can be stored, covered in the refrigerator for a few days.


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