Monday, December 8, 2008

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Something that I've really come to enjoy the past few years that I wasn't really exposed to as a child is hummus. Somehow, I've managed to never attempt making it, even though hummus is actually quite simple. I decided to make a roasted red pepper one since that is the first hummus I ever had. Of course there are a hundred

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

2 red bell peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 15-ounce can chick peas
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the bell peppers on a foil-lined baking sheets and roast about 20 minutes, turning every few minutes. During last 3 minutes of cooking, toss garlic cloves on sheet to lightly roast. Remove from oven and let cool. Remove stem and seeds from bell pepper and place in food processor with garlic; pulse. Add in chick peas and pulse until smooth. Add lemon juice and olive oil as needed (about 1/4 cup) and season with salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. I served this with warm sliced pita, carrot sticks, sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.

My friend Karen was visiting so I made her my test subject. She approved!


KWay said...

That hummus was good! I definitely approved, although you can't really tell from that random face I'm making...but I liked it very much. Maybe next time you could try a roasted garlic hummus? Yum!

Thanks again for the awesome dinner. Your roommates must be majorly spoiled. :)

Brittney said...

This. Is. Happening!!! Especially now that I know what a clove of garlic is :)

And yeah, I had to use FOUR cloves of garlic for my ultimate Thanksgiving turkey--and Chad bought 4 bulbs of garlic because he didn't know any better either! I'm not dumb--or at least not the dumbest!

Emily said...

Sounds great - I love hummus with a little bit of flair! We're having a party food recipe contest and would love for you to enter one of your favorite recipes! The prize is a $400 GC to Check it out on our blog:

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the tip Emily, I'll be sure to check it out! And yes, I think the next hummus will be a roasted red pepper one- yum!