Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


This roasted red pepper hummus is a delicious and healthy snack or appetizer. It’s made with roasted red peppers, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice, and is perfect for dipping or spreading on bread or crackers. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Place the roasted red pepper, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. With the processor or blender running, slowly add the water and olive oil and blend until combined. If the hummus is too thick, add more water until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways you can change up this recipe to suit your taste. Try adding different spices like cumin or paprika, or swap out the roasted red pepper for another type of roasted vegetable. You could also use fresh herbs like parsley or basil. If you want a thinner hummus, add more water or olive oil until it reaches the desired consistency.

What other food it works well with

This roasted red pepper hummus is delicious on its own or with other dips and spreads. Try serving it with pita bread, crackers, or vegetables. It also makes a great sandwich or wrap filling.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making hummus is not blending it long enough. Be sure to blend the ingredients until they are completely smooth. Another mistake is not adding enough liquid. If the hummus is too thick, add more water or olive oil until it reaches the desired consistency.

Nutritional Information

This roasted red pepper hummus is high in fiber and protein, and is a good source of iron. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Allergens

This recipe contains chickpeas, tahini (sesame), and garlic. It does not contain any other allergens.


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