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July 18, 2016

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus #SecretRecipeClub

Hummus flavored with the irresistible taste of freshly roasted red peppers, for a delicious treat that you wont be able to stop dipping chips and fresh veggies into.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

It's been hot and muggy here in Southern Indiana lately, add to that my being sick with gallbladder issues, and I have been pretty miserable the last month or so. So there hasn't been a lot of cooking going on at my house. My husband, bless his heart, has been a sweetheart and taken up the cooking duties whenever I become to ill. His cooking style and mine are quite different though and while his meals are tasty, they are pretty straightforward and simple. While I like trying new recipes, and experimenting with herbs and spices, my husband's idea of seasonings are salt and pepper, and supper is served. :)


Red Bell Pepper Hummus

I had a fairly good day recently, and decided to jump at the chance to make my pick for this months Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned to one of my favorite bloggers, Jane from The Heritage Cook. I've been following her blog for about 4 years now, and love how kind and sweet she is, not to mention her recipes and beautiful photos. Her blog specializes in gluten free cooking and baking, but sure isn't short on flavor! She even has a special series called Chocolate Monday, where she shares a weekly recipe devoted to all things chocolate!

Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Jane lives in California with her artist husband, and even has a published gluten free cookbook in her resume of many talents. There were a lot of recipes I wanted to try from her blog, such as Pea, Potato and Bacon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Touchdown Tater Tot Nachos, and get this, Chocolate BBQ Sauce! As I said earlier though, I haven't been up to cooking much lately, so I had to chose something more simple. I eventually settled on Jane's Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. A fairly easy recipe that is still big on flavor.

Bell Pepper Hummus and Veggies

I've wanted to try my hand at homemade hummus for quite awhile now, so it was the perfect choice for me. Hummus is a classic Mediterranean dish made with pureed garbanzo beans, and tahini paste. Jane upped the flavor factor though by adding roasted red peppers, which gives the hummus a rich, slightly smoky flavor. It is delicious, and I made a meal out of it with fresh veggies and homemade tortilla chips.

Thank you Jane for an amazing recipe, that I will be enjoying often in the future.

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus


Ingredients

2 medium red bell peppers
1 - 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 chipotle pepper en adobo, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini paste
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground sumac, optional
2 small shallots, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Minced fresh flat leaf parsley, for garnish
Tortilla chips, pita chips, and/or veggies for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Rinse bell peppers and pat dry. Place on a baking sheetand bake about 30 minutes or until the skin is blackened and blistered, turning every 10 minutes with a pair of tongs. Peppers will soften as they bake. *If you have a gas stove, you can hold the peppers with tongs over the open flame until blackened on all sides, which is what I done. You can also cook them on a grill for even more smoky flavor if you'd like.
Remove peppers from oven and transfer to a bowl. Cover with aluminum foil and let steam for about 10 minutes.
When cool enough to handle, transfer peppers to a cutting board,peel off the blackened skin and discard.
Cut off the stem, remove seeds and ribs, then cut the peppers into chunks. Transfer to a blender.
Empty garbanzo beans into a colanderand rinse with cold running water. Drain well and add to the blender.
Add the chipotle pepper, lime juice, water, and olive oil, and blend until smooth, adding a little more oil or water if needed.
Add the tahini, cumin, coriander, sumac (if using), shallots, and garlic. Blend until smooth.
Add the salt and pepper and blend. Taste for seasonings, and pour into a serving bowl.
Sprinkle with parsley if desired and serve.
Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Makes about 2 cups.


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14 comments:

  1. I love homemade hummus. This looks like a great recipe!

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  2. Ah April, how fun that you are my SRC buddy this month! I'm so sorry to hear you've been struggling but glad that you found a recipe that was easy to make and you were able to enjoy. Hummus is one of my favorites too and so fun for parties or just an indulgent day. Take care of yourself and get better soon! <3

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    1. Thank you Jane, see I told you you were a sweet person. :) I'm finally scheduled for surgery in a few weeks, and can hopefully get back to my normal self again soon.

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  3. I hope you feel better! I love the char on that pepper! This hummus sounds delicious and definitely a refreshing way to beat the heat.

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes Tara. :) I haven't been able to eat a lot lately, and this definitely hit the spot.

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  4. This looks so good! I hope you feel better soon! great SRC choice

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  5. My husband is the more adventurous one in the kitchen surprisingly. Too much so where I am often mistrusting of his spice blends. It's better if I'm not watching him experiment with his flavors.
    I'm glad you were able to take time to explore your blog and assemble this great hummus to share.

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    1. I had to laugh while reading your comment Lauren, my husband does the same thing! He tells me to not even let him know what the ingredients are in a new recipe, because it will cause him to dislike the recipe before he even tries it! lol (Which he usually winds up loving).

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  6. Yum I will definitely be making this, it looks fantastic! Nice twist on hummus and it looks so fresh and healthy with those veggies. Sorry to hear you haven't been well.

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    1. Thanks Susan :) It sure is a great way of getting veggies into your diet, I can't wait to make it again.

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  7. That is a lot of flavors! The kids love the typical hummus so I normally never play around them, but the roasted bell pepper one looks like I must make some soon... lovely choice!

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    1. Thank you Rafeeda, I hope your family enjoys it as much as I do!

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