This is a fantastic and tasty snack for anyone. My toddler loves to dip things in it or to have it as a snack on a tortilla or cracker. It's great as a dip for vegetables and crackers, or used as a spread on wraps and sandwiches.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and red peppers in the bowl of a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved juice from the garbanzo beans. Pulse until the mixture is smooth, scraping the sides and blade to mix completely. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts

57.9 calories; 2.3 g protein; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 327.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
Really good. Although I'm not sure I understand why there are so many hummus recipes on this site when they're all basically the same. In any event roasted red peppers is my favorite type of hummus. I couldn't find the tahini so I ground up sesame seeds in my spice mill... and trust me... I looked ALL over my local grocery store looking for tahini to no avail. Of course this afternoon I found it... in the peanut butter aisle... DUH! Anyway the recipe turned out great... tasted EXACTLY like the container I pay 6 for at the store. Oh and I took a reviewers advice and while rinsing the beans I rubbed them together in my hands and the skins came right off. Skimmed them right off the top of the water before tossing them in the food processor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
this is way too acidic. Just a teaspoon of lemon juice is plenty. i'd add water or evoo if you need more liquid to get the desired consistency. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
Really good. Although I'm not sure I understand why there are so many hummus recipes on this site when they're all basically the same. In any event roasted red peppers is my favorite type of hummus. I couldn't find the tahini so I ground up sesame seeds in my spice mill... and trust me... I looked ALL over my local grocery store looking for tahini to no avail. Of course this afternoon I found it... in the peanut butter aisle... DUH! Anyway the recipe turned out great... tasted EXACTLY like the container I pay 6 for at the store. Oh and I took a reviewers advice and while rinsing the beans I rubbed them together in my hands and the skins came right off. Skimmed them right off the top of the water before tossing them in the food processor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
Really good. Although I'm not sure I understand why there are so many hummus recipes on this site when they're all basically the same. In any event roasted red peppers is my favorite type of hummus. I couldn't find the tahini so I ground up sesame seeds in my spice mill... and trust me... I looked ALL over my local grocery store looking for tahini to no avail. Of course this afternoon I found it... in the peanut butter aisle... DUH! Anyway the recipe turned out great... tasted EXACTLY like the container I pay 6 for at the store. Oh and I took a reviewers advice and while rinsing the beans I rubbed them together in my hands and the skins came right off. Skimmed them right off the top of the water before tossing them in the food processor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2008
The best Hummus dip I have ever had! Although I did add 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cayenne pepper and ground cumin. I served the dip with wheat pita bread wedges. There were no leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This is great hummus only changes I made were to use 1 tsp of garlic salt in place of individual garlic and salt and I needed to add a little bit of olive oil to get it blending up to the right consistency because I forgot to save the reserved liquid. I agree with another reviewer that there are way too many of basically the same red pepper recipes on here! This is the most simple and you can always add any the typical seasonings (cumin cayenne more garlic) if you like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
This is good and easy. Used roasted garlic instead of minced so I tossed in a lot more. I too used homemade tahini that I had made before. Good to use it up--I don't really like tahini much at all. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
Absolutely delicious! And more nutritious than store-bought. This was posted at our gym as a matter of fact and it's a great recharge. A great change from ho-hum ranch and carrots. It tastes even better after refrigerating overnight.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Would love to say I didn't change a thing but...the raw garlic is too overwhelming. I roasted my own along with my own red peppers and with the addition of some fresh-ground black pepper this was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
Really delicious. I added a few teaspoons of cayenne pepper and I think next time I might switch up the lemon juice with half a lemon and a lime as well as adding cilantro as a garnish. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2011
I just made two batches of hummus using this recipe. This is a very good basic recipe that can easily be modified according to your mood or what ingredients you have on hand. I omitted the salt because the peppers I used already had it added. And I added more garlic because I LOVE garlic. Tahini can be expensive and not easily found but peanut butter will work as a good substitute. I used some spicy peanut butter and it just made flavor that much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
I can't believe how easy it was to make delicious nutricious it was a hit in our house. I will never again buy hummus in the supermarket. Sharing this recipe with friends. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
this is way too acidic. Just a teaspoon of lemon juice is plenty. i'd add water or evoo if you need more liquid to get the desired consistency. Read More
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