Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

With so many versions of Hummus available to purchase, who needs to make their own? We would be lying if we said there isn’t a quality selection of brand hummus available at Healthy Planet, but sometimes crafting your very own version of hummus is exactly what is needed for the mind, body and soul, not to mention your family and friends. 

Hummus wears many masks. Every style ranging from your standard Hummus Recipe to Roasted Beet Hummus and beyond, hummus should have its very own place in everyone’s refrigerator. One of the classic versions of hummus is Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. With a slight touch of spice and smoke, added levels of flavor with the roasted red pepper and the zing you get from the fresh lemon juice, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a classic for a reason.

Creating dishes for friends and family is a joy not only for your guests, but yourself as well. Check out Healthy Planets, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe and start perfecting your hummus game!

 

Ingredients

Keep the water you boil your chickpeas in! You can adjust the creaminess of your Hummus using the water while adding flavor!

¾  cup roasted red bell peppers 

½ roasted jalapeno (remove the seeds)

3 ½ cups soaked and cooked chickpeas and or canned garbanzo beans 

¼  cup tahini paste

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½  tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 ½ tsp crushed fresh garlic (you can always add more to perfect your recipe for garlic lovers!)

¾  tsp smoked paprika

¼  tsp cayenne pepper

pinch of zaatar (for garnish)

finely chopped fresh herbs (cilantro, parsely, for garnish)

pinch of salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions

Healthy Planet always recommend using dried chickpeas and soaking them for 12 hours. Once you your chickpeas have soaked for 12 hours, remove them, rinse them and add to a boiling pot of water with a pinch of salt. Boiling the chickpeas should last between 60 - 90 minutes, check for softness throughout. Make sure to save the water used to boil the chickpeas once done boiling, this will be used later to add moisture and flavour to your hummus! Grab your blender or Vitamix and get ready to make the Hummus!

When loading your blender or Vitamix, make sure the plug is out of the wall and the machine is unable to be turned on. Add your roasted red peppers, roasted jalapeno (if you want a spicy kick!), tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Keep your olive oil close as you will be slowly adding as you puree the ingredients together. 

Once all your ingredients are added, plug the blender or Vitamix in and cover. Using the pulse action, start blending your ingredients until they are blended. Once they are combined, use a stronger speed and start slowly adding your olive oil until you have used it all. If you notice that the consistency of the hummus isn’t where you want, slowly add a little bit of the water used for boiling the chickpeas. This will not only add moisture to the hummus and help achieve your desired creaminess, but flavor as well! Keep blending and before you know it, you have Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!

Before you remove the hummus from your blender or Vitamix, make sure to taste. You can always add a bit more salt or spice as you wish!

In no time, you will be a hummus creating professional. #livelifeheatlhy

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