And in the spirit of Hummus, and cause I have a giant size bag of Pita Chips, I thought I would play around and make some Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus.
Boil in oil? Yup. For those times when you need some roasted garlic, but don't have any on hand and really you don't feel like putting the oven on for an hour just for one single solitary bulb of garlic. Especially for two or three cloves.
And I have decided my trusty little two cup food processor needs to be retired from trying to make hummus. Poor little thing gets overwhelmed every time. I ended up using my immersion blender to finish off the Hummus. I seriously need a larger food processor.
Hmmm, Christmas is coming up, maybe I should hint?
Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus
1 can Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (and peeled if you like)
1 roasted red pepper, seeded, peeled and chopped (or use one straight out of the jar)
3 cloves roasted garlic
1/4-1/2 tsp. cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil (use the oil you boiled the garlic in)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 cup Tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
Peel the garbanzo's and set aside. Just rub the beans in between your fingers and slip off the outer skin. Takes a few more minutes, but your hummus will be silkier.
Start with one roasted red pepper, seeded and peeled. As I said before, I used one out of a jar. Chop it up a little so the food processor can handle it better. Add the garlic and olive oil
Mix all the ingredients together in your food processor or do like me and use an immersion blender, then taste to correct seasonings. And add more red pepper, cause you just realized you left half of it on the chopping board, sigh.