Help Yourself Hummus


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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

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.


Ingredients You'll Need

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


Directions

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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