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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

06 Aug

Ever since I have discovered how incredibly easy it is to make your own hummus, I have been making it on a pretty regular basis.  Store bought hummus used to be a staple in my grocery cart, but now that has changed and my new go-to grocery store item is a can of chick peas.  I have a reserve in the pantry, so I can satisfy that hummus craving any time I want!

I was looking for a way to change up our regular spicy hummus.  I was looking around in the fridge for inspiration, and I found an opened jar of roasted red peppers.  That was it!  Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.  I think that this is a pretty common flavour that you can find in the store bought varieties, so why couldn’t I make it at home.

As you know, hummus has to be one of the easiest things ever to make.  Just throw your key ingredients in your food processor, add in something to flavour it (or don’t, traditional hummus is just flavoured with lemon and garlic) and blend till smooth.  I am still amazed that it took me this long to figure out how easy it is to make this dip.

So, back to the roasted red peppers.  I threw them into the food processor along with the basic hummus ingredients.  It turned a delicious shade of red-orange.  I figured that I would add some spice 🙂  so I threw in red chili flakes.  I ended up adding in some Sriracha Hot Sauce, because I just didn’t think it had enough kick with the red pepper flakes.

This is amazing!  The hummus has a bit of a heat, but not too much to be over powering.  The smokiness of the roasted red peppers really comes through.  This hummus flavour works great with veggies or pita bread.  I also discovered that is was an amazing sandwich spread!  Use this instead of mayonnaise on your favourite sandwich, and you add another layer of flavour.

Now, I wonder what other flavour inspiration I will find for my next hummus adventure?  Stay tuned…

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Inspired by:
Spicy Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (540 ml) chick peas (rinsed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Start dipping!
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2 responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. artistrybyadele

    August 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This looks so yummy!

     

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