Enchanted Mommy

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Whenever we go to anyone’s house, I think it’s a must to bring something.  Well, last weekend we went to one of my college friend’s house and I asked her what we could bring and she asked if husband could please make hummus.  Of all things, right?!?!  She loves his hummus (that he tweaked from Alton’s recipe), so we took that and I grabbed some pics of him doing it!  He is quite the chef and is VERY particular and only puts his name on something that is done right.  Here you have it!


roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - so delicious!

This is what you need:

ingredients for roasted red pepper hummus

Ingredients for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • 3 roasted red peppers
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and liquid reserved
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tahini
  • A handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
In case you’re wondering how to roast a red pepper.  Check out the pic below!

Roasting a red pepper. Put oven on high broil for about 15 minutes. Or, on a gas stove top for 5 minutes or an outside grill for ~10 minutes.

Here is the process!
Chop the garlic finely and roast in a pan,
roasting garlic

roasting garlic

peel skin off red peppers,
taking skin off roasted pepper

Gently take a knife to get outside skin layer off pepper.

cut up some and place in food processor along with garlic, beans and 1/2 of the reserved liquid and process finely or to desired consistency. Add the tahini, parsley, lemon zest (here is how to zest a lemon, we use a microplane — a definite must in the kitchen)
zesting a lemon

Using a microplane to zest lemon

and juice, black pepper, and salt. Process until it forms a paste. Drizzle in the olive oil and process until it reaches the consistency of mayonnaise.
Top with cut up roasted red pepper.
We also took some pita chips and carrots to serve with it!  Yummmm.  We all filled up on the hummus, that we weren’t that hungry for dinner!

Oh yeah, we grow parsley at home.  It spreads SO fast.  Check out our plant!


parsley plant in our backyard!


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