Sunday, November 26, 2006

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Wow, it's been awhile. The craziness of school has kept me away from the kitchen and camera, but it's good to be back in the apron. As I was pondering what recipes I wanted to make this week, I had a few jotted down, but this one caught my eye. I mean, what better way to make my entrance back than with one of my absolute favorite things? (If you're new to 28 Cooks, check out the hummus drop-dowm menu to your left - I'm a tad addicted)

This is a great whip-up-in-10-minutes thing, which is perfect for all of those holiday parties that are coming up. All of the ingredients can be on hand in your pantry for when you need to whip up a quick little appetizer for guests. And not only is it tasty, but it's a very healthy alternative to some of those other dips loaded with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and sour cream.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c roasted red peppers
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Or, if you're like me and want to retain some texture, mash garbanzos with a potato masher to desired consistency, throw the rest of the ingredients in the food processor until smooth, and stir into mashed garbanzo mixture. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, fresh vegetables, or use as filling in a wrap with sprouts and fresh veggies.


laura said...

yay! You're back! I've missed you and your hummusy ways. :D

Tanna said...

...a tad addicted...that's why I'm here! Nice to have you in again! Love the red pepper!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks good. I've never tried hummus before. Not sure where to get tahini, though...

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Anonymous said...

love to have you back! looks very good for this christmas

caoricci said...

i happened to find your blog and not only i loved your cooking, i loved your food photos. they're great! can't wait for your next update.
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hwsdancer said...

mmm...I have some garbanzo beans and red peppers in my kitchen right now. I can hear them calling me with this recipe! Looks delicious (as always!) and do you happen to know where I could get more information on house siding? :)

Shelly said...

MMM I LOVE Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! Thanks for the recipe!

Fiber said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back. I was surprised how much I missed it, to be honest.

Karen - tahini can be found in any good grocery store, usually with the nut butters. I also found some at my local health food store.

HWS - boy, are you in luck! I just happen to know someone who can fix you up with "tips for building or remodeling your dream home." Isn't that great??

Anita said...

Yeah! More hummus!

Anonymous said...

i made your hummus i will post sbout it this week in my blog. was very tasty! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I made your hummus I post it in my blog. was very tasty! Thanks

gray la gran said...

i made this hummus tonight! i wanted to make the cilantro jalapeno hummus (my absolute favorite) but i didn't have the cilantro or jalapenos ! but, i did have a few red peppers in my veggie drawer to roast.
it's delicious!