Spicy Sesame Red Pepper Hummus

Spicy Sesame Red Pepper Hummus

 

Making your own hummus at home is easy and very cost effective.  You’re also likely to end up with a more fresh and flavorful blend than you might with a store bought tub.

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Spicy Sesame Red Pepper Hummus

This recipe uses red peppers paired with Spicy Sesame Oil for a slightly sweet and smoky flavor that leaves just a bit of spice on the tongue.  Smooth and creamy, this hummus works great as a spread on sandwiches, over top a warm piece of meat, mixed into a chicken salad, or as a traditional dip for veggies.
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Ingredients

  • 1-15 oz can garbanzo beans drained
  • 1-12 oz jar roasted red peppers drained*
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 cup organic tahini paste
  • ¼ cup Chosen Foods Spicy Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • For garnish:  fresh parsley pine nuts, or more Spicy Sesame Oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a large food processor.  Process for 30-60 then stop to scrape down the sides well with a spatula.  Process for another 30-60 seconds until smooth and creamy.  Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

Plain, basic roasted red peppers are easy to find jarred but you can also make your own homemade roasted red peppers.  

Simply char the skin of 1 large fresh red pepper under the broiler of your oven, keeping an eye on it and flipping it every few minutes.  

The pepper is ready when most sides are fairly black.  Place the pepper in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 10 minutes.  

Being careful of steam, pull the pepper out and peel as much of the charred skin off as possible.  

Pat the pepper dry with a paper towel and add it into the recipe just as you would the jarred kind.

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