Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


1 15 oz. can of chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1/3 cup sesame tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons or more olive oil
2 garlic cloves, or to taste
1/2 - 3/4 cup roasted red peppers
A good dash of cumin or more to taste
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)


In a food processor combine garlic, beans, tahini, cumin and/or cayenne, salt and pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and water if necessary & process until smooth.
Add red peppers and process until desired consistency is obtained. Add a little water if still too dry.
Garnish with parsley and lemon, cumin and/or cayenne.
Serve with hot pita bread, bruschetta or other crusty bread.


Make with canned or soaked chipotle peppers, olives, spinach, artichoke hearts, different spices etc.
Substitute sunflower seed butter for the tahini.
Sprout the chickpeas to amke a RAW hummus.

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