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Roasted Pepper Hummus

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

This already healthy hummus gets an extra nutritional boost from red peppers and is great for snacking or packing lunch.



  • 3 medium red bell peppers, roasted, skinned & seeded
  • 1 18 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


    1. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans.
    2. In a food processor combine the roasted peppers, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne and salt. Puree with motor running and add olive oil in a steady stream until the hummus is smooth. You may need to add a little water if the mixture is too thick.
    3. Spoon into a serving bowl & top with cilantro. Serve with veggies and pita chips.
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