Showing posts with label Hummus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hummus. Show all posts

Monday, September 17, 2012

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus

I am a hummus lover, to say the least. I love to sample all different types of hummus, and although I have tried several varieties, roasted garlic and red pepper hummus is my favorite! Hands down! So when I was assigned Lynne's blog, 365 Days of Baking  as part of Secret Recipe Club, I started looking around and I knew what I was going to make. I found the hummus recipe, and I was done. I am sure you will love it too!

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus

1-15 oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
5 cloves roasted garlic
1/3 cup diced roasted red pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1-2 tablespoons water
The first thing I did was roast the five cloves of garlic in the oven.
Roasting your garlic cloves is easy and fun to do. It also smells great!
Chop off the top of 5 cloves of garlic. Place the garlic in a
piece of aluminum foil and sprinkle the garlic with
a drizzle of olive oil. Crumble the foil around the garlic,
and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the 
garlic is soft. Let cool and use in recipe.
You can roast a pepper right on your gas stove top.
Otherwise, use a gas grill. Allow the pepper to sit on the 
grates while it is roasting. Keep an eye on the pepper
because it can catch fire. 
Turn the pepper with tongs until all of the
pepper is roasted. Pull the pepper off the flame
and place on a cutting board. 
Slice the pepper down the middle until it lays flat.
Discard the insides.
With a paring knife, scrape the majority , 
but not all of the black off of the pepper.
Place all of the ingredients in your blender or food processor.
I started with my blender, but it just wouldn't do the job,
so I transferred everything to my food processor.
Blend until well combined. You may need to add extra water.
This hummus is spectacular. My husband took it to a 
football party, and he said it was a hit. I would have
served this with pita chips, I think, but he thought they would 
like the scoops better, and I guess they did.
There wasn't one drop left.
Sounds like a winner to me!

Be sure to check out Lynne's blog, 365 Days of Baking.
It is a wonderful blog full of creative recipes!
Thanks Lynne, for making this fantastic recipe that I will
make over and over again!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hummus w/ Mini Toasts & Naan Bread

Hummus is one of those recipes that everyone should have in their recipe box. It's a basic dip or spread that can be served at the fanciest dinner party or your weekend football bash. Also, everything on the menu can be kept in your pantry, ready at a minutes notice.
2   15 oz. cans of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
1/4 cup Tahini
Salt & Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 cup Cold Water
Naan Bread
Mini Toasts
Drain and rinse the beans.
Place the beans in the food processor.
If a food processor is not available, place the beans in a bowl.
Peel the garlic, and cut the ends off.
Cut the garlic in half.
Turn the garlic and chop.
Add the garlic to the food processor.
Add the salt & pepper.
Add the tahini, the water and the olive oil.
Pulse the ingredients together until the ingredients are
pureed. If you are not using a food processor,
mix all the ingredients with a large spoon or a 
potato masher. 
 Refrigerate until ready to serve.
When you are ready to serve, fill your serving bowl,
and arrange the naan bread and mini toasts.

Thank you for joining me today!

Please join me tomorrow for this weeks entree~
Baked Chicken!

Thanks for stopping by!!