In my last post I promised to share my favorite hummus recipe. I tried a few online and in books I had and came up with this.
Red Roasted Pepper & Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
1 16oz. can of chickpeas (drained). Using freshly cooked is a good idea too.
3 cloves of garlic, remove skins and smash them.
1/4 cup of organic tahini
1 Tblsp of fresh lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper-sometimes I do red pepper flakes if I want more spice
*stop here if you want a basic hummus but add 1 Tblsp of an oil of your choice
1 roasted red bell pepper (if from a jar I use two pieces from the jar)
1-2 Tblsp of sun dried tomatoes (either packed in oil or rehydrated from dry)
1 Tblsp of flax oil (optional but healthy. In place of flax you can use olive. Use less if you are using tomatoes packed in oil)
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process untill smooth.
Serve with veggie sticks, pitta chips or spread on sprouted wheat tortillas and top with greens for a great wrap.
Have fun with hummus and add your own flavor combinations. Take the basic recipe and then add what ever tickles your fancy. Pesto, shallots, greens, and even seeds are ideas. Cooking should be like art, fun and creative. I am horrible at painting, even a wall in our house, but I do love to take a basic idea and play around with it and change it up.
Next week a bit of an 80’s flashback and how to look uncool to your teens in the kitchen but have them rave about a healthy snack.
Blessings & Love,