Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips

A healthier choice for a snack, and it's ready for dipping in 10 minutes!


12 servings (2 tablespoons hummus each)


1 (19 ounce) can chick peas, drained, rinsed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 cup drained roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
chopped fresh parsley
pita chips, as desired


In food processor, place chick peas, lemon juice, oil and garlic. Cover; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add roasted peppers; process 30 to 60 seconds or until peppers are finely chopped. Place in serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve with pita chips.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

If a food processor is not available, mash the chick peas with a fork. The mixture may be slightly lumpy, but the texture does not interfere with the flavor.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (2 Tablespoons Hummus): Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 50 mg; Total Carbohydrate 10 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 0 g); Protein 3 g Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

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