Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe. Enjoy tasty & easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. This recipe is simply delicious. Fresh roasted red bell peppers make it really special.

12 Servings | Prep: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

2 large sweet red pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pita bread, warmed and cut into wedges, and reduced-fat wheat snack crackers
Additional garbanzo beans or chickpeas, optional

Directions

Broil red peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a bowl; cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes.

Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Place the peppers in a food processor. Add beans, lemon juice, tahini, oil, garlic and seasonings; cover and process until blended.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with pita bread and crackers. Garnish with additional beans if desired. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without pita bread, crackers or additional beans) equals 113 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

From Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p35 

More Middle Eastern Recipes:

Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita Triangles
Extra Easy Hummus
Reduced-fat hummus
Zucchini and haloumi fritters with dill yoghurt dressing
Zucchini & haloumi fritters with tabouli
Lebanese sausages (makanek)

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