Are your family members big snackers? 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. I’ve found that to be true.
I’m always on the hunt for more easy, healthy and wholesome snacks that I can make from scratch for me and my family.
Simple and delicious, this homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is sure to please your big and small snackers alike. I first had roasted red pepper hummus from a container bought at the store but I can now tell you, as with most things, homemade is far superior. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
1 roasted red pepper *
2 cups garbanzo beans/ chickpeas – http://amzn.to/1b7yh9n **
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini – http://amzn.to/1b7x9T9 ***
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil + more for “drizzling”
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.
** I use dried beans (bought from here – http://amzn.to/1b7yh9n ) but you can 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 – http://amzn.to/1gF1V4V in the blender until they are chopped. Slowly drizzle them with olive oil with the blender running until a 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?
Did you love this recipe? Want more like it?
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Shared on Frugal Days – http://frugallysustainable.com/2014/02/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-109/
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