Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Do you have big snackers in your family?  If you do, do you know, they say that eating several small meals or snacks throughout the day is more healthy and satisfying than eating three huge meals a day.  Many people have found that to be true.

You may always be on the hunt for more easy, healthy and wholesome snacks that you can make from scratch for your family. Chances are you have found several blogs that share recipes you’ve enjoyed or are waiting to try next. Keep reading to learn another recipe you’ll add to your snack recipe repertoire.

Simple and delicious, this homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is sure to please your big and small snackers alike.  If you’ve tried roasted red pepper hummus from a container bought at the store, as with most things, homemade is far superior.  Give it a try and see what you think.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

1 roasted red pepper*
2 cups garbanzo beans/chickpeas **
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini ***
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil + more for “drizzling

Directions

1.  Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse.
2.  Turn the blender on and drizzle with olive oil until it “comes together.”
3.  Process until you reach the desired consistency.

* You can usually buy roasted red peppers at the store in a glass jar but they are really tasty if you make them at home.  To do it at home, slice the pepper in half and remove the seeds.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and put the peppers on there with cut sides down.  Place them under the broiler and broil until the skin is blackened and blistered.  Remove them from the oven and place them in a bowl with plastic wrap over the top for 15-20 minutes.  The skin should then easily peel off.

** You can use dried beans (bought from here) but you can also buy canned as well.  If you are using dried, soak them overnight and then rinse.  Place in a large pot covered with an inch or more of water and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

*** You can buy tahini at the store but it is also really easy to make at home.  Simply process roasted sesame seeds in the blender until they are chopped.  Slowly drizzle them with olive oil with the blender running until thick paste forms.  You can add a little salt but that is not necessary.

What do you think?  Will you try this roasted red pepper hummus recipe?