I’ve been on a little hummus kick recently. Roasted red pepper hummus was the first hummus flavor that I ever tried. It was the single-serving kind that came with pita chips in the same package. In case you haven’t already guessed, homemade is way better! I love the flavor that fresh roasted peppers add to this hummus. Try it as a simple and healthy snack the next time you’re craving something salty!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1 16oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1/4 cup lime (or lemon) juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
Move an oven rack up really close to the broiler and turn it on. Slice peppers in half and remove their cores. Place pepper halves on a baking sheet and put them in the oven to broil.
Keep an eye on the peppers and take them out of the oven once their skin has charred. Place peppers into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap (this will help the skins to separate from the peppers). After about 15 minutes (or when the peppers are cool enough to handle) remove the charred pepper skin.
I’ve noticed that some hummus-makers have the hummus making experience down to a science, blending in all of the ingredients at just the right time. I, however, just toss all of the ingredients in at once and blend away. Then salt and pepper to taste! Top with a little bit of extra olive oil, if you’d like!
I was at Central Market yesterday and picked up a bag of pita chips. Pita chips and hummus really are so good together! What’s your favorite flavor of hummus, and what do you like to eat it with?