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!


  1. Teri!!! Thank you SO much for the kind words and I am so excited you liked the hummus!! It was a huge hit at our house, too.
    I just saw the jar of tahini sitting in the fridge last night and was thinking it might be time to make this again soon. Thanks, girl, you motivated me to do it today!
    Have a GREAT week!

  2. I have been having myself a little hummus craving over here. This one looks amazing, I might have to actually make it instead of buying the pre packaged stuff!

  3. This looks incredibly flavorful. And a great dip for football season! Great SRC pick! :)

  4. I love hummus but have yet to make my own. This looks easy enough...thanks for the great SRC selection!

  5. I am a hummus lover too. I can't get enough! And, this sounds so delicious!!!!!!!

  6. I'm a hummus lover myself and this is right up my alley! Sounds like a great flavor combo!

  7. I was thinking of making some hummus today and this is PERFECT!!! Loved the recipe :) Bookmarking.

  8. How delicious! I love freshly made hummus. I will need to try this for football Sunday this week!

  9. This looks soooooo good!! Love roasted garlic and roasted peppers and homemade hummus is one of my favorite things to make. Can't wait to try out this version. :) Great pick for SRC!

  10. Yum! I am a lover of hummus but have never made my own. Love how you roasted your peppers! Looks wonderful!

  11. I already had garbanzo beans on my shopping list... just need to add a red pepper :) What a fabulous twist on the classic hummus. Great SRC can't go wrong with anything from Lynne's blog!

  12. Hummus is the best, it's so versatile! I love roasted garlic in mine but haven't tried the roasted red pepper. Can't wait to give it a whirl.