It took me a long time to try hummus. As a child my mother used to put chickpeas in things and I couldn’t stand them so when I found out that hummus was mostly chickpeas, there was no way.
I don’t remember the day that I finally decided to try it but it was within the past five years or less. But when I did try it, it was like a party in my mouth. I lamented the fact that hummus and I had missed so many years together but I was going to make up for it now. I tried the store-bought containers and it’s fine, I’ll eat it without complaint, but I finally tried making my own about a year ago and with something this simple there is no reason not to make it at home.
Gather your ingredients. For this recipe you will need chickpeas (garbanzo beans), a jar of roasted red peppers, sesame tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Put all of your ingredients in a food processor and reserve some of the garbanzo bean liquid in case you want to adjust your consistency. You could also use a blender.
Use your chopper blade and go to town until your ingredients are completely combined and a hummusy texture. Give it a little taste and adjust your seasonings to your taste.
Slap that yummy stuff on a plate (or just grab a spoon) and eat it with whatever you want. Veggies, crackers, pita chips, whatever makes you happy. I served this to my mother who has made hummus for years and got high praise and we all snarfed it down on Thanksgiving afternoon. Mmm.
Now I am on NutriSystem and I have a batch sitting in my fridge to use for my veggies as my SmartCarb serving.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
- 1 large roasted red pepper
- 1/4 cup sesame tahini paste
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2-3 garlic cloves depending on size and your taste, crushed
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
1. Drain beans and reserve liquid
2. Add all of your ingredients to a food processor or blender (except for garbanzo bean juice)
3. Process until the mixture is smooth.
4. Add liquid (if needed) until the desired consistency is reached.
5. Adjust seasonings to your taste