Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is a great alternative to calorie-filled dips. This recipe is simply delicious. Fresh roasted red bell peppers make it really special.

Yield

3 cups (12 servings)

Ingredients

2 large sweet red pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans 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 inches 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 to 20 minutes.

Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Place the peppers in a food processor. Add the 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.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Standing Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

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.

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