Monday, November 14, 2011

A Sandwich Favorite

Well it gets harder and harder for me to make time to blog when I'm chasing a 13 month-old munchin around! And with a fried computer I ended up borrowing one today to share a fabulous recipe!

One of my favorite sandwich spreads is Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. There are several terrific store brands that I use - but homemade is almost as easy and tastes fresher and more delicious!

You will need:
2 Cloves of garlic
1 (15oz) can of garbanzo beans - drained
1/3 Cup Tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/3 Cup lemon juice
1/2 Cup roasted red peppers (canned are fine)
Optional - 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

To make:
In an electric food processor, combine garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice. Process until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Add red peppers and basil if you desire and process until the peppers are finely chopped. Season with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Transfer hummus to an air tight container and chill until ready to serve. Spread on sandwiches, crackers, veggies, toasted garlic bread etc!