Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Sun Dried Tomato 'Hummus'

When the the post with a recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Sun Dried Tomato Hummus from PEACE + LOVE + LOW CARB first arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago, I knew it was something I wanted to try!

It is not truly a hummus, because there is not a chickpea to be found!  And it is more like the texture of a Babaganoush – likely because of the tahini that is in it. The flavor is more liket that Babanoush as well.   It will make a lovely dip or sandwich topping… and for dinner we enjoyed some served on roasted chicken breasts.

It fits into a variety of food plans, too…. vegan, paleo, gluten free, and it is also low fat which I know my Weight Watchers buddies will appreciate…. actually, you could leave the olive oil right out of it if you like.

I didn’t Pin the recipe, because I was afraid I would forget about it… I left it in my inbox to keep reminding me that I wanted to make it… just as soon as I found some red peppers that didn’t cost an arm and a leg!  Gosh they have been so very expensive here lately.

But, today was the day!

The Captain and I went for a nice long walk downtown this morning. I had some library books to pick up at the central branch and we circled around through Chinatown to check out the market stalls… I love wandering the Chinese grocers… no hype, no fancy displays…just great looking, fresh-off-the-truck produce for very good prices. 

Hurray for great produce buys!  I found some nice red peppers, some bananas and some limes, while The Captain chose some white onions and oranges. 

After we got home and had lour lunch out on the the balcony in the sunshine, I got to work, on this ‘hummus’… I made up only half of the recipe as given and then added a few dashes of red pepper flakes for a bit more of a taste punch.

Most of these ingredients are things that I normally have on hand.  When I want roasted red peppers, I do my own using an easy quick method for broiling them in my oven.  I have purchased roasted red peppers in a jar, and they would likely be fine in a pinch, but they just are not as tasty as doing them yourself.

I also used dried sun-dried tomatoes so I let them soak in a bit of water while I peeled and seeded the still warm, just-roasted red pepper.

Kyndra used a Vitamix blender to make her hummus. I don’t have a Vitamix. In fact I am sure that my food processor is pretty middle of the road, but it didn’t have any trouble handling the load from these ingredients.

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I did my clean up and put the hummus is in the refrigerator to chill.  I have to confess, I did lick the spatula after I finished using it to scrape out every bit of goodness from the bowl of my food processor… and the hummus is delicious…

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A few hours later I served it over baked chicken breasts with our dinner and it was soooooo delicious!  Very garlicky, and just the right amount of cumin. It did need a bit more salt and The Captain loved it, too.

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Yeah, I know… the color!   But in spite of that, it is wonderful!

Half the recipe, as I made it, produced about 2 cups of hummus.  The Nutritional Information is as I made it.

Per 1/4 cup serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 1.
Calories 52; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 5g; Fat 3g; Fibre 1g.

Do you like veggie dips?  What else could you pair this with?


  1. I'd pair this dip with eggplant chips, raw cabbage, spinach... YUM :)

  2. This sounds super yummy. The color doesn't bother me one bit!

  3. ohhh cool, I am going to pin it cause I do check my boards :) I know I'm eating a lot of chickpeas so I need some variety!

  4. Loves yummy! Some day I hope to be the proud owner of a vitamix!

  5. yum! i love dips! you pair this with so much!! any veggies, wraps, chicken, turkey, etc!!

  6. pair with?
    A SPOON :-)
    my fingers?

  7. Mmmm, while it may not look beautiful, it sounds delicious. I love a variety of hummus type dips.


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