Back to the Health food!
I love hummus. It’s fast and easy to make, and very healthy. It comes in so many different varietys its hard to get bored. I stumbled on a new recipe for some today and had to make it. What a great dinner!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
(orginally from http://pinchmysalt.com/2009/08/08/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-recipe/)
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and seeded*
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 clove of garlic, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon tahini
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)
scant 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. You may have to stop to stir and/or scrape down the ingredients a few times.
- Leftover hummus can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for a few days. I’ve also heard that it freezes well, but we never have any leftovers!
Homemade Pita Chips
(orginally from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/homemade-pita-chips-recipe/index.html)
3 pitas, cut into 8 wedges
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, smashed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cut pitas into 8 wedges. Pour olive oil into a bowl and add garlic, salt and pepper. Brush pita chips olive oil and garlic mixture. Arrange pita chips on baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes