Recipe: Spicy Red Pepper Hummus

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It is Saturday and this is a great recipe for game day.  Yes, I know ti is not nacho cheese, but you can dip with vegetable chips or bean chips and save a whole lot of calories.  

Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
Serves 8
This is a spicy hummus that will make you taste buds scream.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup of roasted red peppers
  2. 15 oz of chick peas
  3. 1 glove of garlic chopped
  4. 3 oz of lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  5. Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
  6. 1/4 cup of olive oil
  7. 1 tsp tahini
  8. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  9. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  10. Kosher salt to taste
  11. chopped parsley as a garnish
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Instructions
  1. Juice lemon and set a side.
  2. Chop parsley and set a side.
  3. Chop garlic and set a side.
  4. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and salt. Pulse a few times to chop up the chickpeas.
  5. With the motor running, pour in the olive oil and process until a smooth paste forms. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  6. Serve with pita chips, celery sticks, carrots sticks and radishes. You may want to let it warm slightly before serving.
Notes
  1. This makes 6-8 servings and is a perfect substitute for nacho cheese or guacamole. It has 2.1 grams of fiber. If you toast high fiber tortillas to make chips and dip a serving broccoli you can get 1/2 your required fiber in one meal.
Calories
70 cal
Fat
2 g
Protein
2 g
Carbs
9 g
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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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