Have you tried hummus yet? If you haven't, let me just say that you really need to. You see, I resisted for many years, I was more of a creamy/spicy type of Dip Addict (yes, I really am a dip addict, just ask my husband). Something with a base of beans just sounded too healthy and boring. Not that I don't strive to eat healthy, I do...sometimes. Well, this dip is healthy but you would never guess it. My kids even love it. We prefer to eat it with pita chips, but it is also good with cut up raw veggies.
I have attempted to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus a few times now. My first couple attempts were OK, but I honestly didn't think they were as good as the vat of Hummus that I like to buy at Sam's Club. This one though? Even better!
I apologize, my camera battery died while making this and then it got eaten too fast so I never got a finished product shot! Well, actually the food processor shot is of the dip finished, I just wanted a better shot;)
Here is what you will need (minus the apples...apples have nothing to do with this recipe, it was what my kids were eating for snack;):
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chick peas), drained and rinsed
4oz. roasted red bell pepper (or, even better, roast your own!)
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
1 Tbsp. tahini
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. sriracha (or to taste)
scant 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 – 1 tsp. kosher salt (to taste)
1 tsp. basil
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. You may have to stop to stir and/or scrape down the ingredients a few times.
Serve with Pita Chips &/or fresh cut up veggies. If you don't devour it all in one day, don't fear, it will keep just fine in the fridge for up to a week.
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