HELP YOURSELF HUMMUS

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 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!

Notes

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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