Serve with pita bread-you can cut pita bread into wedges and toast it for a different taste sensation. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In an electric blender or food processor, puree the chickpeas, red peppers, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Process, using long pulses, until the mixture is fairly smooth, and slightly fluffy. Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (The hummus can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.)

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  • Sprinkle the hummus with the chopped parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 2.2g; sodium 370.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
Mmmmmm! This recipe is excellent. I roasted my own peppers (To do this, place pepper directly on the burner over a medium flame until skin is blackened on all sides, toss in ice water, remove skin, and voila! roasted red pepper) Soooo good! and much cheaper than store bought. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2011
Disclaimer: Not a big fan of hummus. Did this according to recipe except used half the cayenne recommended and it's plenty hot. Otherwise it tastes pretty bland. I used the Hummus III recipe last time and added cumin roasted pepper and red pepper flakes and I think I like that one better. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
Mmmmmm! This recipe is excellent. I roasted my own peppers (To do this, place pepper directly on the burner over a medium flame until skin is blackened on all sides, toss in ice water, remove skin, and voila! roasted red pepper) Soooo good! and much cheaper than store bought. Read More
(344)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
I am not a big fan of hummus but this recipe was great! I made this for my boyfriend who loves hummus this was the best he ever had. I liked it because of the easiness and quickness - everything goes into the blender! I also liked the flavor that the roasted red pepers gave. The only hard part was finding the tahini at the grocery store. I was lucky to find someone who knew what tahini was. Prior to this recipe I did not know what it was. It is (if you don't know) ground sesame seeds. It is paste-like and comes in a jar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
This is my favorite hummus recipe. It's easy to make, very inexpensive and I can adjust the garlic and cayenne pepper to suit my taste (I like a lot of both). I have this on hand all the time as a treat for me! It's not as high fat/high calorie as some other hummus recipes. The color is really pretty too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
We loved it. The roasted red peppers made the hummus such a pretty color and added another dimension of flavor. The only thing I did differently was to add in some light olive oil as I was blending in the proccesor. (Made the mixture smoother and it came together better.) Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
Delicious! I tweaked it a little to suit our tastes cutting the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon and adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I also pureed it a little longer to make the hummus extra light & fluffy. Thnaks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
This turned out so good! It was way better then store bought and cheaper!!! I went to the store to buy tahini (i have never bought or used before) and the stuff is expensive and only comes in fairly large amounts...so i decided to make my own since all it is is sesame seed paste. To make, slow cook sesame seeds for 15min @ 300. make sure the don't brown. I did 1/4 cup seeds. the ratio is 1 part oil to 4 parts seeds. Place seeds in food processor with 1/2 the oil and pulse until mixed then add the rest of oil and chop/pulse until it forms a paste. When I first mixed all my ingredients together I though the tahini overpowered the recipe but once it chilled for about an hour it was PERFECT!!! I will make this all the time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
Oh man! Loved loved this!! I doubled the recipe for my family and they thought it was the best they ever tasted. I also added a lil more garlic and a TB of EVOO. I also used cilantro instead of parsley made for unique change and tasted soo fresh. Will definitely make for a long time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2007
Delicious! It tastes just like the exact kind I get from Trader Joes only better! I could eat this all in one sitting. I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2011
Disclaimer: Not a big fan of hummus. Did this according to recipe except used half the cayenne recommended and it's plenty hot. Otherwise it tastes pretty bland. I used the Hummus III recipe last time and added cumin roasted pepper and red pepper flakes and I think I like that one better. Read More
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