Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hummus with Roasted Red Pepper

Hummus is a humble thing, and that's why I like it. Simple ingredients come together with satisfying results. This is my basic hummus recipe, with a few pieces of roasted red sweet pepper for color and taste. Enjoy with fresh veggies for dipping, or spread on your bread of choice, like I did here. If it's lunchtime around here, there's a good chance hummus will make an appearance.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 14 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup roasted red pepper pieces
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides a couple of times to make sure everything is well blended.

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