Red Pepper Hummus

Just like our classic lemon humus, we add a little pizazz by just adding one ingredient - RED PEPPERS! Did you know that bell peppers can have up to 70% more Vitamin C than those "Vitamin C rich oranges".  Get an extra boost of immune protection by adding fresh or roasted bell peppers to this easy hummus recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1, 15 oz can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 lemons, juiced (1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Optional: 2-3 tbsp water (if you need more liquid to mix)
  • Dash of ground cumin and paprika
  • *** 1-2 Red Bell Peppers (roast in the oven at 350 degrees F until soft)

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a high powered food processor or blender and pulse until smooth (you may need to add more olive oil and/or water as needed). Adjust salt/pepper to taste.

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR HUMMUS:

  • Appetizer (dip with whole grain crackers, apple slices, or carrots/broccoli.
  • Flatbread Pizza (spread hummus on a flatbread and add toppings like basil like basil and  roasted red peppers) 
  • Sandwich spread (spread on a whole grain wrap or piece of bread with a variety of mixed veggies)
  • Spread on a whole grain piece of toast instead of butter or peanut butter.
  • Make an apple sandwich with 2 slices of apples and hummus spread between.
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