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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 67.3
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 223.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Submitted by: KATEYMOREL

Introduction

Simple recipe for a healthy, low-fat roasted red pepper hummus. Try this before purchasing hummus from the store and you'll save yourself quite a few calories! Simple recipe for a healthy, low-fat roasted red pepper hummus. Try this before purchasing hummus from the store and you'll save yourself quite a few calories!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 16oz. can Chick Peas (drained)
    1 tbsp Tahini (sesame seed paste)
    1/2 cup Non-fat plain yogurt
    1 tsp Garlic
    1 Roasted Red Pepper
    Parsley, cumin, paprika, salt/pepper

Directions

First you will need to roast your red pepper. To do this simply wash the pepper and place in a shall baking dish. Turn your oven to a lo/medium broil and place pepper in the oven. Cook for about 25/30 minutes, turning the pepper every once in awhile so all sides cook evenly. When the pepper has a nice char on the outside, take it out and place in a ziploc bag for about 15 minutes (allowing it to steam and making the skin easier to remove). Then simple peel off the charred skin and cut the pepper into chunks (removing the seeds and stem).

Next all you have to do is combine all of the ingredients listed in your blender (or in my case the Magic Bullet!) and blend until desired consistency. You may vary the amount and type of spices, these just sounded good to me. If your hummus is too thick, use a tablespoon or two of water to thin it out.

This is a quick and fairly easy recipe and you'd be surprised how many calories you're saving yourself by not eating the store-bought kind!


Also, if this dip is for a party, you can spruce it up by reserving a few pieces of the diced red pepper and put it in the middle of the hummus when it's ready. This makes it look just like the kind you get at the stores (I know Sabra hummus does this) and you will fool all your guests!

The serving size I chose for this is 1/4 cup of hummus (which is double the serving size for most of the store-bought hummus' for about the same calories!) but you can certainly change that to your liking.

With 1/4 cup servings, this recipes makes about 8 servings!

Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATEYMOREL.






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  • Loved this! One batch lasted me all week for lunch. Only changes I made was added more garlic (personal taste) and squeezed in half of a fresh lemon. - 3/1/10

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  • Soooo yummy! I sprinkled extra red cayenne pepper. - 2/4/10

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  • So i was having trouble with the spices, no matter how much i added i could barely taste anything. So i heated it up and then pulsed it in my food processor, the heat helped the spices to permeate the hummus better, now it's AWESOME! haha, thanks for the tips on roasting the bell pepper :) - 12/25/09

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  • Incredible!
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    Yum!!! - 7/4/09

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  • I love hummus this recipe is a keeper! I always add extra garlic. My family ate it all up ..... yummy! - 6/18/09

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