I had a hankerin' for some hummus. So, why not blog about it? It's a lot of fun to make and it's better than most kinds you'll find in a can. My good friend is an advocate for hummus and he put my recipe up amongst some of the best he's ever had. Coming from him, it means a lot. Don't have to be #1 to feel like a winner.
Roast the bell peppers exactly like in the Stuffed Chicken w/ Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese blog. [http://ediblemenu.blogspot.com/2009/10/stuffed-chicken-w-roasted-red-peppers.html] While the peppers are cooling in a plastic-wrapped bowl, saute your onions and garlic on low heat in a touch of butter until they begin to smell sweet. There should be no color on the onions or they begin to taste savory.
In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, garlic, touch of oil, cumin, salt, touch of cayenne and lemon juice. When the peppers are cool, skin them, seed them, and dice them up and add to the bowl.
I like my hummus smooth, if you prefer it chunky then mix everything by hand. Since I like it smooth, I put everything in a food processor and blend on high speed. As everything is pureeing I slowly add the tahini. Tahini really adds depth to hummus. It's essentially a Sesame Seed pasted puree. At this point just adjust the seasonings as you see fit.
Slice some french bread and brush with oil and freshly cracked pepper. Place in a 500(F) degree oven for 3-4 minutes, top with hummus, and garnish with parsley.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (290g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 92 (21%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10.2g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 808.6mg||28 %|
|Potassium 521.8mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 73.3g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 10.9g||43 %|
|Sugars, other 62.5g|
|Protein 16.8g||24 %|
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Calories per serving: 438
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