Monday, August 7, 2017

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Homemade snacks are a cost saving alternative and this red pepper hummus makes the top of my list. Making your own hummus not only saves money but also ensures healthy high quality ingredients. With a few simple ingredients and a blender it’s quick and easy to make.
 Hummus is a great alternative to milk based dips, a perfect healthy party snack, so try this out for your next get-together and count the compliments. There are so many things you can do with a good hummus – add to a sandwich, dip with crackers, veggies and even spread on toast for a great post-workout snack!

The ingredients are simple and in-expensive, except for the Tahini paste. Tahini paste is ground up sesame seeds and what gives hummus its creamy texture. Most grocery stores now carry  itand I have found it on sale at Giant for $7.99 (which is reasonable compared to other brands). It will last you a long time and doesn't expire for a while. You can omit Tahini if you are in a pinch, but I don't recommend it.  

To make this roasted red pepper hummus you can use any old blender. For a while I used my old 2 speed blender and now I use my Nutri-bullet. I highly recommend the Nutri-bullet to anyone interested! 

Price – If you eat a lot of hummus, making it yourself is the cheaper option. If you rarely eat it, this recipe may not be for you. All the ingredients are inexpensive, except the Tahini, costing upward of $7 a bottle, without it, the hummus really isn’t the same, but you can omit if you have to. 

1 15oz Can Garbanzo Beans
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 cloves garlic (or 2 tsp. minced)
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Tahini
1 Cup Roasted Red Peppers (canned from the italian section in the grocery)
1 tsp. Sea Salt

Drain garbanzo beans. Drain red peppers. Add all ingredients to blender and turn on high until mixed. Add more salt to taste. 

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Originally posted 11/23/15
Updated 8/7/2017

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