Monday, June 29, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I have always loved hummus, but never made my own because I never wanted to spend the money on tahini sauce. Thanks to my wonderful Mom, I now have some!

Adapted from Good Things Catered


1 12-oz can chick peas, drained and juice reserved
1-2 large cloves garlic (I omitted)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons+ tahini (I used 3 teaspoons)
juice of 1 lemon (mine was really juicy and I did not use it all)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup roasted red peppers


In a food processor, mix together the chick peas with the remaining rest of the ingredients, being careful to add second half of lemon juice and tahini slowly, stopping to taste.

Slowly add some of the reserved liquid from beans for correct consistency,(about 1-2 minutes) until a smooth, slightly fluid paste is formed.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. This changes the taste of the hummus by allowing the flavors to form.


  1. I love making roasted red pepper hummus! Once you've made homemade, you will never go back to the fake stuff again!

  2. Looks delicious and homemade is always better!

  3. I love red pepper hummus and I 've not made my own yet either because tahini is too expensive! Yours looks great!