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Help Yourself Hummus

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20


Hummus Base:
2 cans of chickpeas (1 can drained)
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 Tbl of sesame seeds

Red Pepper Puree:
2 sweet red pepper
olive oil

Hummus Base:

Drain 1 can of chickpeas and then add to food processor

Add the 2nd non-drained can of chickpeas to the food processor

Mince the garlic and add the to the chickpeas

Add the olive oil

Add the lemon juice

Blend ingredients until desired consistency

(add additional olive oil or lemon if needed)

Add salt and pepper to taste

Add 1Tbl of sesame seeds

Blend the ingredients again until desired consistency

Pour/Scoop into serving bowl

Red Pepper Puree:

Set oven to broil

Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray

Wash, core, and quarter the 2 red peppers

Place peppers onto baking sheet

Drizzle olive oil to coat the peppers

Place peppers into oven and broil until the skins start to darken (8-10mins)

Flip the peppers over for another 8-10mins

Once the peppers are done, take them out of the oven

Add peppers to the food processor (Caution: peppers are still hot)

Blend until they reach a chutney consistency

Pour on top of the hummus

Serve warm or chilled with you favorite dipping utensils and ENJOY!

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I love hummus, it's one of those easy to make good for you snack. Plus, you can dress it up any way you like. I worked as a waitress in an Israeli Cafe' for three years, and I learned about how important it is to make your own fresh hummus. Ready? Ok let's get started!

My Help Yourself Hummus is loaded with fresh lemon and garlic to bring out that mediterranean earthiness. It's topped with a roasted red pepper puree to add a smoky sweetness and to keep you scooping for more.

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