Cook Time: 5 minutes
There's something seriously satisfying about making things from scratch, especially when it's easy and you can control the ingredients. Take for example hummus, why buy it, when you can make it homemade? Add the ingredients to a food processor or blender and in minutes, you have a delicious homemade healthy snack or spread.
It's kind of a funny story how this recipe came to be. I love those "aha!" moments. Our daughter had been on a hummus kick lately, and came home from school craving hummus, funny kid! My initial thought was, "What did you do with my once picky daughter?" Of course I didn't have hummus on hand to meet the needs of a hungry teenager, but I remembered a can of chickpeas and a jar of tahini tucked away in my pantry for when I wanted to make hummus someday;) Then it dawned on me, I also had a jar of our Pretty Peppers in my pantry too. Aha! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, our favorite! Why didn't I think of this before? I researched various hummus recipes from my cookbooks (yes, I still use cookbooks) and came up with this delicious recipe. My daughter was thrilled and gave it a thumbs up!
So, if you're looking for a fabulous tasty, creamy, hummus recipe, grab a jar of our Pretty Peppers (one of our original products from 1980) or our Pretty Hot Peppers (for a spicier version), and make this recipe today! It is the perfect dip for vegetables, crackers, or as a spread on sandwiches. You won't be disappointed:)
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup Tahini
- 1 teaspoon (tsp-more to taste) Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup Cherchies® Pretty Peppers or Cherchies® Pretty Hot Peppers
- 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) olive oil
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) chopped parsley (optional for garnish)
- 1 additional Tablespoon (Tbsp) Cherchies® Pretty Peppers ((optional for garnish)
Add all the ingredients, except the Pretty Peppers to a food processor or blender and mix until the hummus is smooth. Next add the Pretty Peppers to the food processor and pulse a couple of times in order to obtain small bits. If you like your hummus without bits, run the food processor or blender for a couple of minutes until hummus is completely smooth.
Drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and garnish with some Pretty Peppers and chopped parsley. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or crostini, or spread on sandwiches in lieu of mayonnaise. Enjoy!