Low Fat Red Pepper Hummus

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time:


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 salt
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

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Susan Feliciano Recipe
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Oak Ridge, TN (pop. 29,330)
Member Since Jan 2011
Susan's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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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user Sue H Soos - Jun 15, 2012
Susan this is a big save for me. I love hummus....one of my favs.
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jun 15, 2012
You will love the flavor the roasted red pepper adds. I will post a picture when I make it this weekend. The color is very nice - kind of orange.
user Vivian Sheppard nanaviv - Jun 15, 2012
Thanks for posting this recipe Susan. I have been looking for a good one and this sounds wonderful. Looking forward to trying it!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jun 15, 2012
Some thing different...My son will love it.
Thank you...Nancy

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