Monday, December 10, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I spotted some beautiful red bell peppers on sale at my favorite local produce market on Saturday morning so picked up a few... I knew I would need some in the pasta sauce I was making later that day, and also picked up a couple more to roast in the oven.

I love to have some roasted red peppers on hand,  to sliver into salads, or veggieful omelets.  And I also decided to make up a batch of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.  I love homemade hummus and adding some roasted red peppers makes it even more special.

I cooked the peppers under the broiler of my oven the way I normally do, and then made sure to leave them cool for about 20 minutes so they would be comfortable to handle.  The last time I did them I wasn't patient enough to leave them long enough to cool properly and burned my fingers when I skinned them.

I am so thrilled that I have a food processor now!  When The Captain saw me opening the can of chick peas, he thought he would be mashing them like he always used to do when we lived on the boat, because I had no storage room for a food processor on board.

I like lots of garlic in my hummus and if you don't, you may want to put in only a clove or two instead of the 4 that I used!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Makes 2 cups
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1-1/2 red peppers, roasted and skinned
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • Dash of salt
  • Few red pepper flakes
  1. Place everything into the food processor and puree till fairly smooth.
  2. Allow to cool in refrigerator for at least an hour to let flavors meld.
The whole recipe works out to:
Calories 475; Protein 25g; Carbohydrates 80g; Fat 6g; Fibre 16g.

Per 1/2 cup serving.
Weight Watchers P+ =  3.
Calories 119; Protein 6g; Carbohydrates 20g; Fat 2g; Fibre 4g.

Whiz up everything in the food processor and then place in the fridge.
Prepare your veggie platter while the hummus is chilling.
I like to portion it out into indivdual containers and put on a plate with some crackers and wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese.
And on Sunday, I had it on top of a pile of greens, instead of a dressing.
Have you ever roasted red peppers?  Any ideas you especially like for using them?


  1. yum this looks amazing and is so simple!! I LOVE loads of garlic in my hummus too ;)

  2. nothing beats finding local bell peppers to avoid all the pesticides. looks good.

  3. Great recipe! Pinned it for later making!

    p.s. Your photos are lookin' good too!

  4. Love red bell peppers and love garlic too! Now whip up a batch and sail to CA!

  5. I've never made hummus, but I keep meaning to! must try this!

  6. That is the recipe I used to make my hummus except I have sour cream instead of roasted red pepper. Tomorrow I am posting about your Pork Tenderloin and Apples in the Slow cooker. IT seems we have similar tastes.

  7. I agree with you! I LOVE a ton of garlic in my hummus! This looks great!


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