The Freshman Cook: Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus

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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!

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