Sunday, August 16

MAKE IT: Red Pepper Hummus

Although not a traditional hummus, as it has no tahini paste. My red pepper hummus tastes just as good as store bought, is made and ready to serve in under 15 minutes, and can be stored for a week.

Makes approximately 2 cups
Full time 15 minutes

The needs-
15 oz can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt

For serving:
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

The know-

Start by opening the can of garbanzo beans and reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid that comes out. Then drain the remaining fluid, normally you would want to rinse the beans, but we want the starchiness so dump them straight from can into your food processor.

Add in sesame oil and half the salt. Puree until nice and smooth.

Add in all remaining ingredients except olive oil.

Add in the olive oil and puree until smooth, taste for salt and add in additional salt if needed.

Move to serving bowl.

Drizzle surface with olive oil.

Top with crushed red pepper flakes, serve with pita or crackers or vegetables. Cheers!