Thursday, July 14, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I went into the fridge yesterday hoping to snack on some roasted red pepper hummus and carrots, but the last bit of hummus had gotten moldy whilst it waited to be eaten. Blasphemy! Since I had just been to the store, I was not willing to go back for that one thing. I closed the fridge, began rummaging around in the pantry and discovered I had everything I needed to make my own red pepper hummus. My goal here was to make it taste as much like the Trader Joe’s recipe as possible with an extra garlicky kick. The ingredient list was pretty simple, so I figured I should give it a whirl. If you’re not sure what tahini is, it’s roasted, ground sesame seeds. You can find it at most health food stores and definitely at Trader Joe’s, Henry’s & Whole Foods (or even Amazon). We like our food really garlicky in this house, so start with 1 tsp garlic powder and go from there. Also, if you prefer your hummus a bit thinner, add a tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency. Enjoy as a sandwich spread, dip for veggies and pita chips or eat straight up with a spoon.

What You Need:

1 – 15 oz can garbanzo beans (preferably no sodium), drained and rinsed
½ - 10.4 oz jar roasted peppers (about ½ cup) - I used paquillo peppers
2 Tbs tahini
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs canola oil (any light colored oil would work)
¼ tsp salt
1 - 1 ½ tsp garlic powder (to taste)

What To Do:

Process all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

This recipe yields about 2 cups of hummus.

1 Tbs is about 27 cal, 1.5g fat, 1g protein, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 22mg sodium

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Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

I love hummus!! This looks delicious :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Estela: Thank you :) ...and we do too. That's why I had to make some stat when I realized we were out!

Anonymous said...

Nice! You totally made making hummus super approachable and seem very easy! Beautiful photos BTW!! :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ sarahsmodernbites: I'm glad! That's what I was going for. It really easy that easy... ...throw it all in, blend. Done. ;) ...and thank you!

Made in Sonoma said...

I LOVE roasted red pepper hummus. It's probably mu favorite hummus flavor and this looks so tasty right now!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Made in Sonoma: Me too!!

Biz said...

I love roasted red pepper hummus - its probably one of my favorites.

I even made a beet hummus before - you might like it!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Biz: Never would have thought to make a hummus with beets! ...but I am a huge beet fan. I bet I'd dig it. ;)

Pam said...

Love the color - it looks wonderful.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Pam: Me too! Such a vibrant red-orange.

Donna Elick said...

This looks lovely. I just made some roasted red peppers. I may have to give this a try.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ The Slow Roasted Italian: It has a really great texture imho :)

Lynn said...

This looks delicious and simple, Mary. You have the tastiest looking recipes over here :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Lynn: Thanks! I aim to please ;)