Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mmm spring is finally starting to be in the air out here. Time for the dip veggies to come out, or maybe even time to do a lovely middle eastern style dinner. I can see it now…a variety of those awesome middle eastern dips, veggies, pita, some form of kabobs, enjoyed outside with good company. Yes, definitely time. Every time I pick up a roasted red pepper hummus from the store it is awful and bitter though. Obviously, this is something that needed to be dealt with. To the hobbit hole! *insert batmanish music here*

So pretty!

  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 540 ml chickpeas
  • 3 tbl lemon juice
  • 2 tbl light peanut butter (you can use tahini if you like, sesame seeds don’t always like me)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. wash, dry, slice in half, and remove the seeds of the pepper. Place it cut side down on a foil lined baking sheet. Place under the broiler until it blisters and even burns a little, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the skin best you can after it has cooled enough to be handled. I never stress much about removing the skin though.
  3. Place the red pepper and the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Allow to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Serves 12. Each serving (about 1/4 cup) contains 72 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 2.4 grams of fibre, 12.3 grams of carbs, and 2.9 grams of protein. A lovely filling snack or side dish really. Great when added to a falafel. Mmm!

5 responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. This sounds really good! How long can you keep Tahini after it’s been opened (and in the fridge)? Keep forgetting I have some, but it’s pretty old.

    • Usually if its been refrigerated it can last up to a year sometimes! That stuff will survive the apocalypse! Basically give it a check, if it smells funny then its a no go, if it has separated that is no big deal you just give it a stir and it’s still fine.
      I’ve been told to think of it like a non-perishable such a peanut butter and such. It expires but not for a long time, even after opening. Hope that helps!

      • This all comes from experiences with my grandmother. She LOVED tahini…sometimes spread it on toast for a snack or even just ate it straight when she thought no one was looking. I totally caught her, hehe.

  2. Thanks! I will remember that next jar I get as I must have already trashed mine. Not in the fridge. 😦

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