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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
This recipe comes from Recipes in The Mail.


2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup tahini*
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 teaspoon dried basil

  • In an electric food processor, combine garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice.
  • Process until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add roasted peppers and basil; process until the peppers are finely chopped.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer hummus to small bowl, cover and chill until you are ready to serve.
  • Serve with warm pitta bread or crackers.

Makes 2 cups

*I asked Bob from Recipes in The Mail about Tahini because I had never come across it over here in the UK. This was Bob's description:

Tahini definition:
A thick, smooth paste made from ground sesame seeds. Popular in Middle Eastern cooking, Tahini is high in calcium and protein with a wonderful texture and peanutlike flavor that makes it ideal, in small amounts, for use in spreads, sauces and dressings. It is not hydrogenated. Stir Tahini before using as the oil separates from the ground seeds; refrigeration helps prevent some separation and extends the life of the product. Available in natural food stores and some supermarkets.

(From "The Light Body" by Marita Rose Collins)

I have had a look on the supermarket shelves and have found it on sale in Tescos - so it should be generally available in the UK.