Saturday, September 19, 2009
Red Pepper Hummus - Pink Saturday
Sunrise on the Mediterranean Sea
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is football season. I live in a sports crazed town where season passes are so difficult to come by that we've seen them passed from one generation to the next in wills. Needless to say, there's lots of tailgating here. As it happens, I'm not a rabid sports fan so I like to keep things as simple as I can. This red pepper hummus is about as simple as it gets. When served with pita chips and raw vegetables, it's great for a party that has a Mediterranean theme. I had hoped my hummus would have a lovely glow for Pink Saturday. Unfortunately, a darker than usual tahini produced a hummus colored more orange than pink. Panic, of course, set in. Fortunately, I was able to find a photo of a Mediterranean sunrise that worked with both the pink and the Mediterranean theme. I hope you'll try the hummus. The recipe defines simplicity and can be made in minutes. The roasted peppers give the hummus a unique flavor that sets it apart from most others. This recipe appeared more than a decade ago in Bon Appetit magazine. Enjoy!
Red Pepper Hummus...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chick-peas), drained
1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped drained roasted red peppers from jar
With processor running, drop garlic through feed tube and mince. Scrape down sides of work bowl. Add chick-peas, tahini and lemon juice; process until mixture is smooth. Add roasted peppers; process until peppers are finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper. I used 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Transfer hummus to small bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.)Yield: 2 cups.
Beverly, who hosts Pink Saturday, has asked us to recommend one other contributor whose blog we think others might enjoy. I've selected Sam at My Carolina Kitchen.
They post is being linked to Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.