Here's another of the recipes I promised you. Are you a hummus lover?
|(You know, one of these days, I am going to learn how to take a better photo. This photo does NO justice to my beautiful red pepper hummus - trust me! I even served it in one of my cute fish bowls!)|
I love dips. I love dunking. I love snacking. I love appetizers. I love to eat snacks between meals. I also love hummus. Here is a red pepper version. If you have never made hummus at home, I totally encourage you to give it a try! Easy and better than store bought. Cheaper, too!
I am from the metro Detroit area, so I have eaten lots of excellent Middle Eastern food in my life. I just love it. If you happen to be in Detroit, you MUST eat at Steve’s Back Room on the east side - world’s best hummus. I don’t know how they do it. Olive oil, I’m guessing. There’s also a great place in Old Town in Chicago called Old Jerusalem. I once (or twice) ate the BEST Chicken Shawarma of my life there. The pastries are excellent too! Off the top of my head I can recall great Middle Eastern meals in Washington DC and Ypsilanti also….. I choose it whenever I can. Unfortunately for me, no Middle Eastern restaurants close to where I currently live, so I gotta make my hummus at home. Gladly!
Here’s what you need:
2 large cloves garlic
15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
1/3 C tahini
1/3 C lemon juice
½ C roasted red peppers from jar, drained and chopped
Here’s what you do:
Using a food processor, set it on high and drop the garlic cloves in while the blade is going. This is a perfect way to mince garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Thin with water if you want it a little thinner. Serve with veggies, chips or these excellent spicy pita triangles.