Saturday, October 22, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Whisk together 6 Tbsp. Tahini and 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, set aside

Process 14 oz can chick peas that have been rinsed and drained,
1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers that have been blotted dry
1 small clove garlic
1/2 t. salt and a pinch cayenne pepper
till almost fully ground.

With machine running add 3 Tbsp. lemon juice in a steady stream and process one minute more.

Slowly add Tahini mixture to running machine and process till smooth and creamy.

This recipe came from America's Test Kitchen. I don't tend to get too worked up about the exact measurements. Any place that says one clove of garlic is good, I figure implies that 3 cloves would be better. Jarred red pepper or roast your own on the stove top. I have made this in a food processor but have found it to come out a tad bit grainy so last time I used the Vita mix. That was the answer! Kinda a pain to keep scrapping down the sides and then to fish it all out from around the blades but definitely worth the effort!

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