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Hummus With Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Hummus With Roasted Red Bell Pepper

My first encounter with Hummus was when I watched the movie War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Tom Cruise picks up a wedge of pita and dips it into the Hummus, starts to eat it and then puts on an expression of disgust and horrid.  The conversation goes something like this: Tom – “What is that?” and Dakota Fanning replies – “Hummus”,  Tom – “Hummus?”, Dakota – “from the health food place, you said to order”, Tom – “I meant order food“.

And so I kept wondering what this horrible Hummus could have been, it evidently was healthy and so it probably was terrible. Then one day I noticed it at the grocery store and it didn’t look so horrible, actually it looked kinda good. I got some and tasted it and guess what….Tom Cruise was soooo wrong, Dakota Fanning was right on. I knew that little girl was so much wiser than her Dad.

Not only is Hummus delicious, it’s considered a relatively healthy food and as an added bonus it is super easy to make. Serve with Pita wedges, crackers, use as a dip with veggies or as a sandwich spread. Here is my Hummus version made with Roasted Red Bell Pepper, give it a shot. 


1 – 15.5 oz can Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)

2 oz fire roasted red bell pepper

1 tablespoon oil from jar of fire roasted bell pepper

3 tablespoon Tahini (Sesame paste)

1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon olive oil

2/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup water


Rinse off Garbanzo beans. In a blender or food processor puree all ingredients except water. Gradually add the water. Puree until desired consistency. Enjoy!

Source: My Danish Kitchen


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