Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Edibles – Homemade Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus

We in the jaC family absolutely love hummus! It is great to put in our sandwiches and wraps; couple it with fresh veggies for a delicious snack!

Husband modified this recipe just a bit, and it came out excellent.

Ingredients
16 ounces chickpeas (you can use canned or buy them dry and boil as directed)
6 ounces roasted red bell peppers
1 jalapeno, seeded, diced
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 fresh lime or lemon
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Toasted pita bread or veggies, for serving

Directions
Mix all ingredients, except olive oil and pita bread, in food processor until pureed; then slowly add in olive oil.

Let set up for 1 hour prior to serving.

Serve with toasted pita bread or vegetables. We enjoyed it with cucumber slices, as you can see in the picture!

4 comments:

  1. I haven't eaten Hummus very much or ever made but I do like it. I love all the fresh ingredients that go into making this, will be trying it soon, thanks!

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  2. It is only 9 Am here and now you have made me hungry...Sounds so good will have to try it...

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  3. ooh, looks good, janna. i've only ever bought red pepper hummus but i'll try this.

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  4. looks delicious - i could eat hummus allllll day!

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