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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
First, let me start by saying that I have never found success in making homemade hummus prior to this. But this stuff is gold.
I did some research, read a bunch of recipes and came up with this as I went in the kitchen. It’s delicious and my son absolutely loves it! I knew that when he started grabbing fistfuls (hey, he’s a year old) of this homemade roasted red pepper hummus that I finally won the hummus battle.
Hummus is totally yummy, but also so good for you (and even better for you if it’s homemade without all the preservatives the store-bought kind has). The main ingredient, chick peas, can actually help regulate your cholesterol and blood sugar levels!
This hummus recipe is made with sesame oil instead of tahini. Still, it is creamy and wonderful. Sesame oil is a good substitute for tahini, just keep in mind that a little goes a long way.
Because I don’t own a food processor, which is typically used in hummus recipes, I used a blender. It may be easier to use a food processor if you have one, but making hummus using a blender is pretty easy, too!
I originally made twice the amount that this recipe calls for, and stuck the other half in the freezer (it thaws out to be just as yummy as it is fresh!) However, I cut the measurements in half when writing the recipe up because that’s a little more realistic for most families, as this will safely keep in the fridge for about a week.
I hope you enjoy your homemade roasted red pepper hummus!
I always recommend buying organic ingredients when you can. Read: Why Should You Buy Organic?
- 2 cups chick peas (garbanzo beans)
- 1 lemons, juiced
- ½ tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup roasted red peppers (chopped)
- 1-2 teaspoon salt
- In a blender, throw in the lemon juice, sesame oil, garlic cloves and cumin. Blend for about 30 seconds until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Add in one cup of chick peas and blend for another 30 seconds.
- Add the remaining chick peas into the blender, along with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Blend for a minute or so. Don't worry if it's not smooth, yet.
- Toss in the chopped roasted red peppers and salt. Blend away until smooth. If you find your hummus is too thick, go ahead and add in more olive oil, half a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire. If you happen to make it to thin, blend in more chick peas to thicken it up.