Garden Recipe: Raw Red Pepper Hummus
This is now officially my new favorite hummus recipe! Why, you ask? ;) Well, I’ll tell you.
1) The flavor is outstanding!
2) It is very fast to make, requires no cooking, and there’s very little cleanup.
3) It is fresh. (I don’t particularly care for vegetables stored in metal cans (including beans) nor do I trust the chemicals they use to treat the cans.)
4) It’s very healthy. Have you ever actually looked at the ingredient list on the storebought hummus? Very scary. This recipe contains only healthy good stuff to fill your tummy and nourish your body.
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 chopped red bell pepper
2 small cloves fresh garlic, minced
juice from 1 lemon
1/8 cup extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
1 tsp sea salt (more to taste, if desired)
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/3 c tahini
pinch cayenne (to taste)
Put everything in the food processor & process until smooth. If the lemon’s too strong, add a little more tahini. Let sit for a couple of hours before serving, for the flavors to meld. Serve with other fresh garden vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, scallions etc.) or with whole wheat crackers. (My hubby likes to eat it on Ezekial bread.)
This recipe easily doubles to make a tasty take along for pot-lucks and parties.
Note: it will be a little soupier than the storebought version. cut back on the liquid ingredients a little, if that’s a concern.