Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

 This speedy hummus is wonderful with pita chips, piped onto cucumber slices for a quick appetizer, or used as a spread on sandwiches.  Feel free to mix it up, utilizing different ingredients to flavor such as- sun-dried tomatoes and basil, cilantro, or roasted garlic.
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (15 oz) drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 whole roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  1. In a food processor, add garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice.  Process until smooth, then add roasted red peppers, basil, paprika, and cayenne.  Pulse until desired consistency is achieved.  Transfer to a container and chill until time to serve.  Store in the refrigerator.

Yields ~ 2 cups.

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