Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Cookbook club in the house and it's GREEK night, so why not make our own hummus!!   This was actually really good - I prefer it to store bought hummus actually!!  I couldn't find tahini at Rainbow - they said they didn't carry this had a little bit of a PB taste to it...which is probably why I liked it better :)  Tahini I hear is kinda pricey - so the natural PB is an alternative to this!

AND I used a blender instead of a food processor and it worked great!  (yup....I still don't have a food processor cookbook clubers....)  :)
Makes 2 cups: OBB Cookbook

15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 cup drained and chopped roasted red bell peppers
1/3 cup tahini (or natural PB)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (or 1/4 heaping teaspoon of red pepper flakes)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
Serve with: pita chips, veggies, bagel....

Place all ingredients except for the oil and cilantro in the work bowl of a food processor or in the jar of a heavy-duty blender. Process until smooth, then add the oil in a steady stream and process until desired consistency is reached.  Add the cilantro and pulse a few times until the cilantro is evenly distributed.

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