Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

My husband is a Patriots fan.  Not crazily so, but enough to want to watch them play if we don’t have any other plans.  Since I didn’t have any team loyalties before I met him, I followed suit.  Something weird happened this season though.  I found myself seeking out the Patriots schedule, looking forward to their games, and wanting to learn more about the rules of football.

Have I really gotten “into” football?  Even my sister gave me a funny look the other day when I was talking about the recent playoff games.  Hey, I can love high heel shoes, make-up, and dig a good football game!  Talk about well rounded.     🙂

The big game is approaching (AKA feast of appetizers).  It’s sort of a requirement to have unhealthy foods at this game party and I’m sure I will not be able to resist the temptations.  However, I’d like to have some healthy options so that it’s not just a total grease fest.  This inspired me to experiment with my classic Easy Hummus recipe and create this delicious roasted red pepper version.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
(Makes about 12 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces roasted red peppers, drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans of garbanzo beans (aka chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process it until it’s smooth.  (It took about 5 minutes in my food processor.)

Store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

 

There are tons of red pepper hummus recipes out there, so I’m definitely not the first one to have come up with the idea.  However, I’m proud of the fact that you don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this particular recipe.

I apologize for not having any prep pictures today.  Um, I sort of forgot to do it and aside from draining some beans and roasted peppers there aren’t exactly a lot of steps to get pictures of.  Just picture all of the ingredients in a food processor and you’re not missing anything.

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I love roasted red peppers.  Who’s with me?  This creamy hummus tastes like a traditional hummus, but there is a hint of sweetness from the roasted red peppers.  I find that the roasted red peppers from a jar taste just as good as if you had roasted them yourself and they are faster.

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I’m sure I’ve pointed out the benefits of making homemade hummus before, but in case you missed it, here’s my half time summary:

  1. It’s a great make-ahead recipe.
  2. It’s easy and quick to make.
  3. It’s cheaper than buying it pre-made from the store.
  4. Every ingredient can be found in your kitchen cabinet (even if it might require a trip to the grocery store), i.e. no preservatives.
  5. It’s so tasty that you hardly need to clean the food processor bowl because someone has already attacked it with pita chips.  (Love you, babe!)

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Since the Patriots aren’t playing in this Sunday’s big game, I’m more into the food and commercials.     🙂

Rating:

4 Hats

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner

 

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Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    hahaha oh my gosh this sounds exactly like me since I started dating my husband – who is the same way (not crazy crazy but he definitely wants to watch the games!). And now I somehow own a patriots tee-shirt and everything. Who would have thought?? And this hummus sounds wonderful – I make classic plain hummus all the time but have never really experimented with flavors – and I love roasted red peppers!

    1. Tina says:

      I love that we can relate to each other. 🙂 I need to step up my game and get a Pats shirt now! 😉

  2. I love red peppers in my hummus. adds a great accent.

    1. Tina says:

      Totally agree! 🙂

  3. Roasted red peppers are the best! It’s amazing how sweet and delicious they become after roasting. This hummus looks delicious.

    1. Tina says:

      Same page!

  4. Hummus is great. Roasted red peppers are great. I bet this hummus is AMAZING! Yum!

    1. Tina says:

      Yes, yes, and yes! 🙂

  5. I feel like you’re the queen of roasted red pepper everything! Is it weird that I think that? I’m not a sports fan but I’d consider becoming one if you invited me over for appetizers…just sayin’

    1. Tina says:

      Lol! Well, that’s understandable because I have been kind of obsessed with roasted red peppers lately…soup, pasta sauce, now appetizer. Unless there’s some random dessert that I can throw them into, I think I’ve shown you all my tricks. 😉
      I’d throw you a feast of appetizers… just because you’re you! 🙂

  6. I love hummus! I love that your recipe doesn’t call for tahini (because I don’t even know what that is!) and yet still looks rich, creamy, and flavorful.

    1. Tina says:

      All my hummus recipes don’t contain tahini and no one misses it! Thanks Faith. 🙂

  7. Haha, I think we should officially rename this Sunday “Feast of Appetizers”!!! Love it! And this roasted red pepper hummus looks amazing… I usually buy a similar one from Trader Joe’s, but now am totally just going to make it 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, glad you like my new name…I mean that’s really what the big game day is all about, right? 😉

  8. Lizzie says:

    Want to stay clear of “jarred stuff” that has lots of sodium (amazing how much gets into just about everything) so will roast my own peppers, cut back on the salt, and add just a bit of cumin to take its place. Creating “high-flavor but low sodium” has been a fun challenge! Go herbs!!

    1. Tina says:

      Reading food labels has been an eye opener to me. Have you noticed that “low sodium” products pump up the calories and fat content? You are totally right and I agree. I monitor my salt intake so the jarred roasted red peppers were okay for me. However, roasting them yourself is a very simple process and would absolutely work with this recipe. In fact I roasted fresh red peppers for my Roasted Red Pepper Soup: http://tinaschic.com/2013/11/roasted-red-pepper-soup/
      I’ve not tried cumin in this recipe so if you try that I’d love to know how it turns out. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      1. Lizzie says:

        Thanks for your supportive reply. Sodium has its place, but …. you’re right, sometimes “lower sodium” does mean amped-up fat and/or sugar content to make them taste better, also to watch for. I’m by NO means a food-purist and dive into deep, salty waters sometimes, but for the most part, just like to pay attention.

  9. alex says:

    my toddler is really into hummus these days. I bet she would love this! I love football and my hometown team is playing in the superbowl! Go Seahawks! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      That’s so cute! My 3 year old nephew loves guacamole!! That’s awesome that your hometown is playing in the superbowl. Since the Patriots lost to the Broncos, we’re rooting for Seahawks. Go Seahawks!!!

  10. Joanne says:

    Before Mike and I had moved in together, I would have known nothing about football…and now at least I know who’s playing in the superbowl! That counts for something, I guess. I definitely love this hummus. So much rich red pepper flavor!

    1. Tina says:

      That sure does count. 😉

  11. I love red pepper hummus – I usually just buy it in the store. 🙁 You’re recipe looks lovely – I see you’re all set for the Super Bowl weekend! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  12. Tina, I’m all over this red pepper version! Have fun watching the game on Sunday… with your high heels! I’ll be wearing mine, of course. But, I don’t know nearly as much as you do with the whole game action. Now, basketball… I LOVE! Have a great one!

    1. Tina says:

      I’ve never been too much into basketball, but I’d definitely watch a game with you! 🙂

  13. I love a good hummus, but one with red peppers and beans? This defeats them all! Can’t wait to give this a try! Pinning now.

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks Pamela. 🙂

  14. That looks awesome. I love hummus. There are so many varieties now so it’s hard to choose. But I love how simple it is to prepare at home.

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! 🙂

  15. Love healthier appetizers like this one! It looks amazingly creamy, and I bet that the peppers add such a wonderful flavor. I need to try this : )

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks Consuelo. 🙂 Have a lovely Monday!

  16. Kelly says:

    I love hummus and that’s awesome that you added roasted red peppers! Sounds amazing!

    1. Tina says:

      I made this for a holiday party last month. There were no leftovers!! 🙂

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