Hummus is such a great snack, because you can spread, bowl, bake, cook and dip it! Pair it with your favorite veggies or crackers or spread it on some tacos, pita wraps, sweet potato toast or bagel sandwiches to create a healthy snack or meal!
¾ cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
1-15 oz. can chickpeas
¼ cup + 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup tahini
1 small garlic clove
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp ground cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper
½ tsp salt, plus more to taste
In a blender, combine the tahini and lemon juice and blend for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom of the blender and blend for another 15 seconds.
Add in the olive oil, garlic, cumin and ½ teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Blend for 15 seconds and scrape the sides and bottom of the blender and blend for another 15 seconds.
Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Add half of the chickpeas to your blender and blend for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom once again or use your tamper to push ingredients down to the blades as you blend, until you get a smooth consistency. Add in the rest of the chickpeas and blend for another 30 seconds-1 minute, or until you get a thick and smooth consistency.
Add in the roasted peppers and continue to blend for 30 seconds-1 minute, or until smooth. Season with salt to taste. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and top with reserved peppers and cayenne pepper if desired. Serve with your favorite snack of choice and enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size ¼ cup / Calories 195 / Protein 6g / Carbohydrate 18g / Dietary Fiber 5g / Total Sugars 4g / Total Fat 12g / Saturated Fat 2g / Cholesterol 0 mg
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