Sometimes I feel silly buying things in the grocery store that can easily be made at home. Other times I’m lazy and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Hummus is one of those things (like pomegranate seeds) that have huge markup at the store for the sake of convenience.
Since I’ve found a hummus recipe I like, I’ve vowed to (almost) never buy hummus at the store again. This hummus comes together in a food processor and it makes more than twice the amount that a standard container holds. It’s very creamy and smooth and it is easy to add flavors to. I had a jar of roasted red peppers and mixed some in while this was processing.
Dig in with chips, crackers, or pita bread. This is also a great, flavorful spread on a sandwich or wrap.
Super Smooth Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
By February 10, 2014Published:
- Yield: About 2 cups
- Prep: 10 mins
Adapted from Inspired Taste.
- 15 ounces canned chickpeas garbanzo beans
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup tahini sesame paste
- 1 small garlic clove minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 3 tablespoons water
- dash smoked paprika
- 1-2 roasted red peppers
- za'atar optional
- cilantro for garnish, optional
- sesame seeds for garnish, optional
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl then turn on and process for 30 seconds.
- Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and the salt to whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds.
- Open can of chickpeas, drain liquid then rinse well with water. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining chickpeas and roasted red pepper(s) and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth.
- With the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until the consistency is perfect.
- Scrape the hummus into a bowl then drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika, za'atar, cilantro, and sesame seeds.
- Cuisine: Mediterranean