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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:
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.

63 comments:

Regina said...

Love the sky! looks like a delicious dip.

KathyB. said...

As a grandmother with all , blessedly and thankfully, GRANDSONS, you gotta take the pink where you find it, don't you? The hummus goes very well with the pink infused sunrise, and a tasty hummus it looks to be.

Our son-in-law and my husband love hummus, so will use this recipe at next spots' day get together.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am a big fan of red pepper hummus, delish. What a pretty photo!

Martha said...

I've maade hummus but never red pepper hummus -- looks yummy and would be great "football food"!

Susan C said...

The roasted red peppers sound like a great way to kick up the hummus a notch.

I wish I was a sports fan. I try to fake it, but I never make it because, in the end, I don't care who wins.

Mary@Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love hummus! I'm going to try your recipe, it looks right up my alley! I have a hummus recipe planned for next weeks Foodie Friday that I make all the time. I love the pink sunset too! :O)

Karen said...

Love the idea of the roasted red pepper in with the garbanzo beans. I love the pics you have on your sidebar of your family... you are gorgeous, as are the girls and boys!

Kim said...

Sounds wonderful - I think I will make it for the University of Texas vs Texas Tech game tomorrow night. Thanks!

the ungourmet said...

I really love this flavor of hummus!

For some crazy reason I thought you lived on the coast! Why is this?

Anyway, hummus goes great with football! :0)

dottydotty said...

another stunning recipe and that sunset beautiful just might have to try the recipe later

Elena said...

I take a deep breath before I enter your blog because I know something is sure to tempt me, lol. The dip sounds 'yum'.... and the sunrise is beautiful :)

Happy pink saturday!

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Debinhawaii said...

Beautiful pink photo and a lovely looking hummus!

Kristin said...

Hummus is so easy, and I have all the stuff here- so why don't I make it more often? I love the addition of the red pepper. I'm going to put it onto the list for next week- would make a good school snack! Have a great weekend.

Joy said...

The photo is like that wonderful Monet! Just gorgeous. And the dip is wonderful too! Thankyou

Donna-FFW said...

Gorgeous sky.. this looks delicious. Ive been wanting to try something like this.. sounds perfect.

susan said...

Orange or pink--they are both shades of red! Sounds good and the sunrise is gorgeous! I am letting the rest of my crew tailgate without me today--I don't love any team enough to sit in the rain!

Yira said...

i love sky pictures, very nice. Hummus is one of my favorite dips of all times. It's so versatile too, you can add just about anything with flavor like garlic, sauteed onions, mushroom, tomatoes...ummm. Your recipe is so easy too. Thanks for sharing, this looks delicious and healthy.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mary,
That pink sky is gorgeous! The hummus recipe sounds really good. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Llyn M said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

bj said...

Good morning, dear one...this looks so so good. It is just before 10 in the morning and the roasted red peppers STILL sound delicious. I must try this. Now, about the paste...is that in the stores or do I need to make that? Never have heard of it before. My cooking is so plain and simple that there's many cooking ingredients and spices I've not used before. In 71 years, you would think I had tried them all!! :O)
Thanks so much for coming by.
xo bj

Vintage To Chic said...

I love to cook and will have to try this one. hope you have a wonderful week
Judy

Mary said...

bj, you should be able to get the tahini in any well stocked super market. If you cant use creamy peanut butter.

Jeanie said...

I may have found a new love -- and it's called your blog! The recipe looks fabulous, as do the others below. And the photo is beautiful. The peanut butter tip in your comments is a good one, too -- though I can generally find tahini!

Soma said...

Of all the hummus I have made the Red pepper hummus is my favorite.. what a beautiful color!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Beautiful pink sky. I love, love humus and that looks amazing. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for visiting us.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love your picture, it just takes you away to a calmer peacefuller place... not the robust sports season...lol.
Will have to give this Humus a try.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Happy pink Sat.
Molly

someplace in thyme said...

I love hummus altho I have never had pepper hummus. I would love to try it. I hope you have a wonderful Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend. Char

claudie said...

Hi Mary
One thing I do love is a great sunset, and hummus.
Happy PS Mary.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Jorgelina said...

Love the sky!
Beautiful looking hummus.
Happy pink saturday!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Mary! I was her early this morning but was having problems living a comment so I shall try again, LOL!!

Beautiful photo!! Just lovely!

I don't know if I left you a comment here or on twitter, but my hubby LOVED your blue cheese twice baked potatoes and so do I!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Marsha

peggy gatto said...

Yummers!
I love red pepers!
Thank you

Atelier de Charo said...

Great recipe!!! Happy Pink Saturday
Hugs
Charo

Sares said...

I love hummus but have never made it. My sister and her husband have a recipe they make all the time that is delicious. The sunset picture was beautiful, can you imagine having a view like that! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

I will definately try this!Looks and sounds delicious!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary

Heidi said...

Lovely post today, it made me extremely hungry, I love your blog, and love getting updates on your receipts, I love being a member.

Blessings,
Heidi

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab picture and isn't it typical when things don't turn out how you planned. The hummus sounds a lovely colour. Happy Pink Saturday.

Susie Jefferson said...

All power to you for actually making this. I adore red hummus - usually buy it at Marks&Spencer (sorry) and they do a good pitta bread as well: very authentic. DH loved the balsamic onion thingie, by the way, and said to be sure I let you know. So thank you!

Happy Pink Saturday, sweetie!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yumm....Hummus has become my new snack the last couple of months. I love to sprinkle pine nuts on it too. HPS :)

Catharina Maria said...

I am always happy to see you your beautiful blog .
Love the sun photo !

XOX Rini

Happily Retired Gal said...

BEAUTIFUL pink sunrise on the Mediterranean! I'm not much of a sports fan (other than tennis) but I do enjoy hummus and simple is good. I may give this one a try. Thanks so much for visiting mine earlier today and Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Liz said...

I love hummous and might give your recipe a go.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday :)

Couture de Papier said...

Love this recipe....

Lisa said...

Yummy! And the hummas looks good too! hehe
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Terry said...

Oh Mary, I just always love reading your blog, plus you always have such a great recipe to go with your story.

mizmollye said...

Hi Mary and Thanks for visiting my blog. Your Hazelnut Pie is something I think I'd like to make. It looks totally delectible.

♥Mimi♥ said...

When the blossoms of summer begin to fade we can always count on Pink Saturday to bring a smile to our faces and to remind us that somewhere there are pastels and pretty things.

Thanks so much for sharing this week. I wish you sunshine and lollipops today and always.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Love the recipe. We are hunkering down for a Vermont winter and diving into cooking with Julia and The Cordon Blue Cookbook and Ina. Lots of fun. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kim said...

Made this today for a football watching party and it was a huge hit. Thanks for sharing!

Claudia said...

I love hummus! That photo of the sunrise is simply beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

MiniMadWoman said...

Mary, funny you should mention football! My husband and I were given tickets to the Wisconsin Badgers game today. I go for the popcorn! LOL! I also love to watch the marching band.

The hummus looks amazing . . . I'll have to give it a try. I'm always looking for something to down my vegetables with! LOL!!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Teresa

Candy said...

Thanks for sharing birthday wishes for my sister.
Boy I wish I had stopped by your place yesterday...chocolate and hazelnut pie ;-P is there any left?

Sarah said...

Love that photo of the sunrise. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by to visit. I've been in my garden all day and just now getting around to some time to visit my friends in Blogville. Hope you are having a great weekend. ~ Sarah

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mary!
I love this post. I am telling you I think I want you to adopt me, as I love to come over and see what you are cooking. If you were my Moma I would be home tast testing every day. You are a wonderful cook, and the nicest thing of all is that you are already working with the grandkids in teaching them, and passing on these wonderful foods. I love it sweetie. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would love to show you what I did with the horrible black cast boot. Country hugs, Sherry

Vicki said...

Hi, Mary,
A beautiful pink sky over the Mediterranean! Your dip sounds delicious, too. Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki p.s. Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.

fairychildheirlooms said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mary!
I love pictures of the sky... this one on the water is so pretty :)
hugs,
Missy

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Mary,
First time visitor to your blog and I'll definitely be returning. Went through many pages of your posts and just love what I see. I especially enjoyed the line from the chocolate pie, "the better the poison, the better the pie."

Beautiful sky photo...stunning!
Thank you for sharing today,
xo
Sue

Katy ~ said...

Mary, love the color of the hummus; would go perfectly with our school colors, grins.

Gorgeous sunrise photograph. I can smell the salt air and feel the first beams of sun on my face.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Now this I love...the whole family enjoys this dish!

Olga said...

LOVE.
I've made something like this w/peppers I've roasted myself.
Have you ever tried adding sundried tomatoes? Really good.

Dreamgirl said...

I love hummus! I have to try this recipe. Usually we just make it with chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, cumin (lots), salt and pepper. It turns out great, but the color is sort of yucky... Now this bright orange color was just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Zupan's Markets said...

This recipe may be a decade old, but it's a keeper! Love this classic flavor combination of red peppers with tahini + garbanzo beans for the perfect hummus and a great game day dip paired with some sesame tortilla chips.

delightfullysweet said...

Lovely colors and the hummus looks amazing. The only problem I am having is finding the sesame seed paste. But I will and I will make this!
Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Kevin said...

I enjoy adding extra flavours to hummus and roasted red peppers is a great one!

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