Roasted Red Pepper Hummus




Ingredients:

1 15 oz. can of chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1/3 cup sesame tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons or more olive oil
2 garlic cloves, or to taste
1/2 - 3/4 cup roasted red peppers
A good dash of cumin or more to taste
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

Method:

In a food processor combine garlic, beans, tahini, cumin and/or cayenne, salt and pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and water if necessary & process until smooth.
Add red peppers and process until desired consistency is obtained. Add a little water if still too dry.
Garnish with parsley and lemon, cumin and/or cayenne.
Serve with hot pita bread, bruschetta or other crusty bread.

Variations:

Make with canned or soaked chipotle peppers, olives, spinach, artichoke hearts, different spices etc.
Substitute sunflower seed butter for the tahini.
Sprout the chickpeas to amke a RAW hummus.


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