My son asked me to send hummus to his school party. They were celebrating the end of a big Greek and Roman history unit. Interesting how you get "volunteered" for these things! Apparently, it was a big hit, because the container came back almost empty! Sure, you can pick some up at the market, but it is so insanely easy to make (not to mention tastes great) that there's no reason not to make it from scratch. Basically, you dump it all into the food processor and give it a whirl! That's it!!
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- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 large lemons)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 3/4 cup - 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for serving if you'd like
Throw it all in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy! Garnish with a little olive oil and cayenne. Serve with pita bread triangles or chips.
Drain the chick peas. I used the reduced sodium version. Feel free to use whichever kind you prefer.
|1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained|
|1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 large lemons)|
|1/4 cup tahini|
|2 large cloves of garlic, minced coarsely.|
|1 tsp kosher salt|
|1/8 tsp cayenne pepper|
|1/2 tsp ground cumin|
|3/4 cup - 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained|
|2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil|
Process the mixture until it's creamy and smooth.
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