Red Pepper Hummus is an easy, flavorful, vegan recipe. It is made with chickpeas. They are economical and a good source of protein.
It is so easy to make hummus at home. By simply adding a few ingredients into the food processor or blender you will have this finished in under a minute.
There are varying opinions as to whether you need to peel the chickpeas or not. The skins of the chickpeas pop off easily when you pinch them with your fingers, but it will take you about twenty minutes to peel the chickpeas from two cans. Removing the skins from the chickpeas gives you a silky smooth hummus. If you leave the skins on you will have some texture in the finished hummus, but it is minimal.
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- 2 - 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and washed. Optional, peeled. Also known as garbanzo beans.
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, jarred or fresh
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Add the chickpeas, red peppers and garlic cloves to a food processor or blender and pulse several times to begin to break them down. Add the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, black pepper and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth, about one minute. Add an additional tablespoon of olive oil if you want a thinner mixture.
Serve with bread slices, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and crackers.