Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks and the fact that it is so healthy doesn’t hurt. Rich in protein, fiber, folate, iron and packed with antioxidants, I really can’t feel guilty if I finish off a container of hummus on my own. Yep, I do that.
I’ve been playing around with this roasted red pepper hummus recipe for a while now. I love how pretty and red the color of it is, the smoky and spicy flavor combined with the creamy texture is just perfect!
How do I eathummus?
add it to a MEZZE platter
use it as a SPREAD on a sandwich
use it to make DEVILED EGGS
use it as a base for PIZZA
use it as a creamy PASTA SAUCE
I have a secret ingredient in this roasted red pepper hummus that you’re never going to believe.
I know! It sounds crazy but the cashews work so well! They give it a depth of flavor, texture and added protein that is just so delicious!.
The best part, this recipe literally takes 5 minutes to make in the food processor and there is no effort to put in.
Try it out. You won’t be able to stop eating it like me.
I love snacking. Who doesn’t?! Hummus is one of my favorite foods. Since the first time I tried it in college, I was in love. Recently, S (my 2 year old) has also been snacking on hummus. And my hubs too. This is just one of those foods where I like to add it to everything. A great snack for S with some carrots and broccoli, or on a sandwich for my hubby, or in a wrap for me. The versatility of hummus is amazing.
Most hummus recipes have a key ingredient – tahini, which is a paste made of sesame seeds. Well, I didn’t have any around but I was craving hummus so here is my versions of tahini free hummus. Hope you enjoy it!
That’s my little helper. She loves helping me cook in the kitchen and makes me so proud!
Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve the liquid – you’ll be using it later. I used canned beans but you can use dried beans and soak them and cook them. If you do, reserve the water that you cooked it in. It’ll be used later.
In a blender, combine the garbanzo beans, garlic, salt, pepper, Sriracha, lemon juice, half of the reserved liquid and olive oil.
I just love Sriracha! The kick it adds at the end of each bite when you eat this hummus is the perfect touch!
Blend it so it becomes a good chunky paste. This picture is deceiving – it really is chunky!
Serve it with your favorite veggies! S’s current fave is carrots as she gets a kick out of dipping them in her hummus. Hope you enjoyed this as much as our family did!
1 ½ cans garbanzo beans, drained
½c liquid reserved from the garbanzo beans
juice squeezed from 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
4 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp EVOO
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and grind into a chunky paste. Serve with your favorite veggies and crackers. Enjoy!