Red Pepper Hummus

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

Red pepper hummus makes a great party dip and is delicious served with pita chips or your favorite crackers.

Ingredients

1 medium red pepper, roasted and peeled
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup sesame tahini*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, to taste, optional

Instructions

  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade 1 minute until smooth. Makes 3 cups.
*You can use roasted peppers from a can or jar. Or roast your own: Cut the pepper in half. Remove seeds and place cut side down on a baking sheet. Broil close to element 10 minutes until skin is black and blistered. Place peppers in a paper bag; seal and let cool 20 minutes. Peel away skin.

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