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Roasted Red Pepper-Chipotle Hummus
- Makes: 8 servings
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Start to Finish
Hummus is easier than you might think: Just throw the ingredients in the food processor. Find canned smoky chipotle peppers in the Mexican aisle of large supermarkets.
garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
coarsely chopped bottled roasted red sweet pepper
tahini (sesame seed paste) or creamy peanut butter
chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
ground black pepper
Olive oil, paprika and/or chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)
Whole wheat pita bread wedges, pita crisps, bagel chips, assorted crackers, carrot sticks, celery sticks and/or cucumber slices (optional)
In a food processor or blender, combine garbanzo beans, red sweet pepper, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, cumin, salt and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon water at a time if necessary to reach desired consistency.
To serve, spoon hummus into a serving bowl. If you like, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of paprika and/or chopped fresh cilantro or parsley. Serve with assorted dippers.
Make Ahead Tip
- Prepare hummus; cover and chill up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Or place in a freezer container; freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
(Roasted Red Pepper-Chipotle Hummus)
Servings Per Recipe 8, fiber (g) 4, iron (mg) 2, calcium (mg) 46, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 27, vit. A (IU) 18, sodium (mg) 235, Fat, total (g) 7, vit. C (mg) 34, cal. (kcal) 184, pro. (g) 6, chol. (mg) 0