It can sometimes be hard to find a balance between delicious and healthy, but luckily for us hummus can meet both of those needs and it is super easy to make! Hummus also gives us a chance to play with a plethora of add-in and topping options, the possibilities are really endless and the recipe is so easy to adapt. For instance, I started this hummus with a recipe for basic, plain hummus then added in some jarred roasted red peppers changed the seasoning ad viola, a whole different flavor. This is a great snack to keep around the house since it encourages you to eat more veggies, and it’s great to take to parties since you can throw it together in 5 minutes and it meets the needs of many dietary restrictions. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 Tablespoons tahini
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes or chili sauce, more or less depending on heat preference
Pinch of salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste
3 Tbsp water, more if needed

Add all ingredients except water to a food processor, blend until smooth. Add in the water and continue blending until the hummus reaches your desired consistency, adding additional water if needed.

Garnish with additional roasted red peppers or chili flakes/sauce, if desired. Served with your favorite veggies, chips & crackers.

Adapted from: Gimmie Some Oven

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