Time to try something new. In this video you’ll learn how to make hummus, which is a delicious and healthy snack. It’s also very easy to make. When you make it homemade it will taste much better than what you can buy at the store pre-made. It will cost much less as well.
Hummus is wonderful as a dip for pita bread or veggies. You can even use it on sandwiches as a substitute for cheese or mayonnaise.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
2 whole red bell peppers (you can substitute about 3/4 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers)
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas drained
1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
1/4 cup (60 ml) tahini
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for roasting & serving
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt to taste
Roasting red bell peppers (skip this step if you are using jarred roasted red peppers) – Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut peppers in half, remove seeds and stems. Use olive oil to lightly oil a baking pan. Place peppers cut side down on the baking pan. Cook peppers for about 20 minutes or until the peppers are charred (blackened) to your liking.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. If you don’t have a food processor you can use an immersion blender or a regular blender. Taste, add salt if needed. Serve with veggies, pita bread or pita chips.
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