Wednesday, February 24, 2010

roasted red bell pepper hummus

Hummus is really easy to make, especially if you have a food processor.

I recently threw together a roasted red bell pepper hummus and we have been enjoying this as pupu (appetizer) for dinner and I also have been eating this for lunch.

This recipe is based on what I used...

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus makes about 1.75 cups

2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 red bell pepper, washed
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
230 grams (8 ounces) canned chick peas, rinsed
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon cumin
1.5 tablespoon sesame paste
3 tablespoon olive oil
grinds of pepper to taste

Drizzle olive oil over garlic.
Roast garlic & red bell pepper in a 220C (425F) oven for 40 minutes.

Take skin off of bell pepper and de-seed. Peel garlic.
Whiz in food processor with chick peas.
Add sesame paste, cumin, lemon juice, pulse.
Drizzle in olive oil while running food processor.
Add grinds of pepper.
Whiz until you get the consistency that you like.
Enjoy on pretzels or pita.

NOTES: just the flavors that I remember! yummy!


KittyBonkers said...

That sounds really nice thank you for the recipe!!

K and S said...

Hope you like it Goldenwolf :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

That sounds delish! I can see I can't get away without a food processor for very much longer!

K and S said...

I didn't have one for the longest time Momiji, then my mom gave me her old one and now I can't live without it :)

Hope you get one soon & Take care.

jalna said...

I love hummus and your recipe sounds fairly simple, even for me. I don't have a food processor though. Would that little 2-cup chopper with blades do it? I have one of those.

Rowena said...

It IS so easy to make, which is why I can't understand that whenever I fly back home, I always buy premade mix! I forget which brand exactly, but they had some interesting flavor combos. Hmmm...I wonder if hummus would go good in a steamed dumpling?

Deb in Hawaii said...

Yum! Nothing like some yummy hummus to snack on!

Pete said...

Nice recipe! Love the aroma of pepper!

K and S said...

I don't see why not Jalna, or if you have a blender??

You are definitely hooked on dumplings Rowena :)

So good Debinhawaii and I love that there are no preservatives or additives :)

Thanks Pete :)

Take care everyone!