Low Fat Red Pepper Hummus

Susan Feliciano Recipe

By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor

1 1/2 cups
10 Min

I love Hummus for a dip, as opposed to other, fatty types of dips. How much Tahini you add to Hummus determines how much fat it contains. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons.

Tahini is Sesame Butter, or ground sesame seeds. If you don't have any, you can leave it out. Or add 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds before blending to keep the flavor and add a little mini-crunch.


1 can(s)
chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground coriander
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
cajun spice (optional)
2 Tbsp
tahini (sesame butter)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2-3 clove
fresh garlic (smashed or crushed)
1/2 c
roasted red peppers from a jar
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain and rinse the chick peas, reserving the liquid. Place peas in food processor. Sprinkle the spices over the top. Add Tahini, lemon juice, garlic, roasted red peppers, and oil. Process - blend and blend - until smooth. Scrape sides of work bowl as necessary.
Add in the fresh ground pepper and some of the reserved liquid and blend until it reaches your desired consistency.
Baked Pita Triangles make a good dipper for this hummus, or use raw carrots, celery, bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower.

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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Jun 21, 2013
Pat, so glad you liked it. When I make this homemade, my whole family will eat it. Normally my husband does not like hummus as restaurants, although he did like some we had poolside at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL.
Making it at home I can adjust the flavors and everyone likes it.
Pat DiMercurio javancookie
Jun 17, 2013
Susan, I just made up a batch of your hummus. Delish! I just needed something to help me get in a few more veggies everyday. Plus, there's a great source of protein and fiber. Thanks
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Mar 13, 2013
Jane, I'm not sure about points, because I didn't calculate the fiber. But the figures I do have for it are:
1/4 cup has 117 calories and 5.7 grams of fat.
There's very little Tahini, 2 tbsp for the whole recipe, and you can even leave that out if necessary, although it is a very healthy fat.
If I think about it (send me a reminder after March 21) I will do a complete recipe analysis of it, and you can figure the points from that.
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Mar 10, 2013
This looks just so yummy gona pinch you...ouch!
How would this be in points Sue? looks like the only thing with heavier points is tahini?
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Feb 7, 2013
BTW...for a triple batch, I used 1/4 cup tahini and 2 Tbl EVOO.