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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


   This past week at my church we celebrated a wonderful event! The celebration was for the pastor and his family, as they have been with our church for ten years. The congregation wanted to say thank you to them with a party. We served a wonderful cake and I also made a vegetable tray with roasted red pepper hummus. I chose to make hummus as our pastor was following a plant-based diet and this was the perfect vegan snack that everyone would enjoy. So many people enjoyed the hummus and asked my husband where he had bought it. They were surprised when he told them that I had made it. I told them it was so easy to make hummus and they wanted the recipe. So I am posting my recipe for Roasted red pepper hummus. It is so simple to make and all you need is a few ingredients and a food processor. I love serving my hummus with veggies and crackers. This vegetarian recipe is one of my favorites.

So easy to make

Once you see how easy it is to make hummus, you will never buy the expensive containers of hummus at the grocery store again. All you need to make delicious hummus is a can of chickpeas, tahini, and a couple of other ingredients. So make sure that you stock your pantry with chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, and tahini. Tahini is a paste made from roasted sesame seeds and has a taste similar to peanut butter. It is the roasted sesame paste/tahini that gives hummus its great taste.

Hummus is healthy

I love snacking on hummus as it is a healthy snack that is high in protein and fiber. Hummus is the guilt-free snack that I love to eat with fresh vegetables and crackers. My favorite crackers are wheat crackers. Hummus is also my favorite healthy dish to bring to a party or potluck. It seems that people enjoy the taste of hummus. I don't know about you but I tend to eat more veggies when I have a bowl of hummus to dip them into.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup tahini(sesame paste)
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1-2 roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
Place all ingredients in a food processor or a high-speed mixer. Process until pureed, adding a tablespoon or more of water until it reaches the desired texture. Serve in a bowl and drizzle olive oil over it for a nice look. Serve with raw veggies and crackers.


Here are some pictures from the celebration at my church.


My husband added sheep to the cake. The sheep are animal crackers that he dipped in white chocolate and used black gel for the eyes. This is one of the fresh vegetable trays that we served with the roasted red pepper hummus.







27 comments:

  1. My husband and I love snacking on hummus! I am going to get some of this for our next movie night.

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  2. This looks really great and my daughter wants to make it !

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  3. Ohh I love hummus! I actually really like a lot of the gluten-free cracker options as well, even though I myself am not gluten-free!

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  4. I am not a huge fan of hummus, but my kids love it! I am not sure if they would like it with red peppers but it is worth a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  5. I haven't tried hummus. But I am willing to give it a try.

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  6. I never try this before but with that post i would like to try it looks great for my kids

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  7. I love the taste of red pepper in hummus. This sounds so incredible to me!

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  8. Oh yum, I just made Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus today. I am a hummus addict.

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  9. I could sit and eat a whole meal of hummus alone:). Red pepper hummus is delicious as well! Thanks for your recipe!

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  10. I like Hummus with my carrot stick delicious.

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  11. My husband loves hummus! I think he will like the Roasted Red Pepper. Healthy snacks ;)

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  12. That looks so delicious. I didn't know that it's so easy to make Hummus. I will try this.

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  13. What a nice combination! Hummus and flavored crackers. It looks really yummy and filling.

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  14. Yummy!!! I LOVE hummus, but have not tried to make it at home. Your recipe is easy and will have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. wow looks delicious, can't wait to try this :)

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  16. That looks like a real healthy snack! :)

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  17. This looks so good and healthy. I love hummus but still have yet to make it myself. Those crackers sound tasty, too!

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  18. This looks wonderful and I have to try it and it will be a great snack for football

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  19. I love hummus, but I've never made it myself before. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Sounds yummy.

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  20. Thank you for the recipe!! I keep wanting to try hummus and never have the chance. Might make this one this weekend!

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  21. This is definitely something I would like to try, and I'll also have to pass it on to my daughter, who also eats a gluten-free diet.

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  22. Love, love Hummus! Thanks so much for the recipe! Pinning!

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  23. This sounds delicious! Our family really enjoys hummus it's like a food group in our home. Congrats to your pastor for 10 years of service too.

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  24. Omg hummus is one of my favorite snacks! So need to give this a try!

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  25. Oh TY For sharing this. I love Hummus

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  26. What a delectable snack! Thank you so much for sharing these healthy and delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hummus With Free For All Kitchen Gluten-free Deli Crackers with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I am so delighted that you are partying with us! I'm pinning and sharing.

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  27. I love the inclusion of Gluten-free Deli Crackers with this hummus. I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm pinning and sharing.

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