Hummus - Roasted Red Pepper

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Submitted By: Taz

Ingredients:

1 - 16 oz. Can Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1 Large Red Bell Pepper
½ Cup Chickpea flour
4+ Cloves Garlic
¼ Cup Tahini
Juice of 2 Lemons (apx ¼ cup)
Olive Oil - amount varies
1 ½ tsp Cumin Powder (to taste)
Kosher Salt to taste

Preparation:
  1. Bring 2 cups water to a simmer and whisk in the Chickpea flour and cook for 2 minutes – Allow to cool
  2. Roast bell pepper until well blackened - You can roast over an open flame -OR- place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and place 6 to 8 inches below oven broiler; allow peppers to cook for 20 - 25 minutes giving a quarter turn every 5 minutes -OR- grill pepper until well charred on all sides
  3. Once peppers have been blackened (no matter method) place pepper in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap - Allow pepper to steam for 15 minutes
  4. After pepper has steamed, remove skin under running water, remove stem and seeds (pepper should be soft enough to tear easily by hand so no knife is necessary)
  5. Place all ingredients (excluding olive oil) in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times
  6. While blender or processor is running, drizzle in olive oil until mixture reaches the desired texture
  7. Adjust flavors (more cumin, salt, lemon juice, tahini, etc if desired)
  8. Garnish with olive oil and paprika – Serve with warm pita bread, dipping vegetables, corn chips, etc.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week

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