Monday, November 23, 2015

DIY Red Pepper Hummus



Homemade snacks seem to be in vogue these days and this red pepper hummus makes the top of my list. Making your own hummus will save money and ensure healthy high quality ingredients. With a few simple ingredients and a blender it’s quick and easy.
Red pepper hummus is a great alternative to red pepper mayo when you need to add some flavor to a sandwich. It's undeniably a perfect healthy party snack too, 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!
To make it you can use any old blender, but this time I used a Nutri-bullet.  I should really break down and buy one of my own, it’s silly, honestly! I’ve been resourceful, using the one at work and my cousin’s (for this recipe).  So the moral of the story, if you don’t have a decent blender and need one, I recommend the Nutri-bullet.

I've yet to find something the Nutri Bullet can't handle. 
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, the stick in the mud on this one, costing upward of $7 a bottle, without it, the hummus really isn’t the same.  


Ingredients:
1 Can Garbanzo Beans
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 cloves garlic (or 2 tsp. minced)
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Tahini
1 Cup Roasted Red Peppers
1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
Drain garbanzo beans. If using red peppers from a jar, make sure to strain. Add all ingredients to blender and turn on high until mixed. Add more salt to taste. 

Step one - add ingredients.


Step two - blend.

Step three - enjoy!

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