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Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Appitizers | Tags: , |

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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. Preheat heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. 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
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