Hummus is very simple to make at home.
This recipe only takes about five minutes to whip up and you can really taste the difference between home made and store bought.
Now don’t get me wrong, I buy the store bought hummus all the time and some of them are pretty darn good; but at the end of the day, nothing is ever as good as homemade!
If you wanted to enjoy your hummus without the roasted pepper flavor, just skip the peppers and you’ll have the original hummus.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is a thick paste made from ground sesame seeds. Think peanut butter, but instead, swap the peanuts for sesame seeds.
To make tahini, sesame seeds are soaked in water for a day, then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are put into salted water, where the bran sinks, but the kernels float and are then skimmed off the surface. They are toasted, then ground to produce their oily paste. There are two types of tahini, light and dark, and the light ivory version is considered to have both the best flavor and texture.
If you don’t have any tahini on hand, you can swap in some peanut butter or almond butter in a pinch and still have a delicious hummus.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Yield: Serves 8 as an appetizer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 15 oz. can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup of tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 12 oz. jar of roasted red peppers
- 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
- A big fat pinch of salt
- Place the garlic into a food processor and pulse until minced.
- Add the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and oil. Pulse until smooth. Toss in the roasted peppers and salt and pulse until everything is incorporated.