If you love hummus, try making it at home. Not only is it less expensive
but it tastes way better. And you can have a little fun with this recipe.
In this version I add roasted red pepper that gives the hummus a gorgeous
color. But consider adding roasted garlic, fresh basil or even some chipotle
chilies for a fun twist.
The secret to extra creamy hummus is to let your food processor run. Check
the consistency after two minutes and if you want a smoother texture,
let the food processor run for another two minutes. You may need more
than 6 tablespoons of water, so feel free to add more to give the desired texture.
If for some reason you have leftovers, freeze it! When you’re ready
to serve it again, simply add a little warm water to smooth it out.
Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
From the kitchen of
Makes 20 servings
- 3 cups low sodium canned chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 2 ounces roasted red peppers
- 3 tablespoons unsalted sesame tahini
- 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 6 or more tablespoons water
- Salt and pepper, optional
- Place chickpeas in bowl of food processor and add roasted red peppers,
tahini, lemon juice, garlic, water, salt and pepper.
- Process until smooth, adding additional water if desired, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Serve with seasonal vegetables, pita chips or low salt pretzels.
Nutritional information per ¼ cup serving:
Calories: 132; fat: 9g; sodium (not including additional seasoning): 286;
carbohydrates: 10g; fiber: 3g; protein: 5g
About the Author
Chef Tse Richmond has a love affair with food—one that goes beyond
lifting a fork to her lips. Through videos, classes, farmer’s market
tours and unique recipes, her job is to inspire people to buy and cook
with seasonal ingredients; understand and care about the origins of food;
and cook with confidence. Chef Tse studied cuisine and pastry at Le Cordon
Bleu Paris, then completed a grueling internship at Le Restaurant Guy
Savoy, a three Michelin-star restaurant. She also studied pastry at the
internationally famous Pierre Hermé. Che Tse now manages three
Providence cafes: Café West, Vinnie’s and Apple A Day at
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.