Posted by Physicians Preference Vitamins on 5/17/2022 to Recipes
Hummus always makes a great snack. Plus, it’s easy to store in the fridge at home or at the office.
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are the main ingredient or base of hummus. They are a part of the legume family. Chickpeas are very nutritious because they are packed with protein, fiber, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, choline, and folate, to name a few. They are also high in vitamins A, E and C.
For dipping, you can slice up red bell peppers, as well as yellow, orange or green bell peppers, depending upon your preference. Celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, and fresh veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower are also great options to dip in hummus.
Yeast-Free Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, reserve juice
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup drained roasted red peppers from jar
- Optional: pinch of salt/pepper, red pepper flakes, basil and/or other spices
- In an electric food processor, combine garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice. Process until the mixture is smooth, adding juice from garbanzo beans as needed to smooth texture.
- Add roasted peppers and process until the peppers are finely chopped.
- Season with salt and pepper and other desired seasonings.
- Transfer hummus to small bowl, cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with bell pepper strips.
Note: Tastes better if made one day ahead of time.