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    • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Garden "pizza"

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    •  3/15/2013 8:11:13 PM


      This is one of my favorite recipes from


      Having hummus in the fridge is a trick for me to eat more veggies.  I tend to get "snacky" in the late afternoons and when I know I have hummus then I pull out some carrots, peppers, cucumbers etc and eat them with hummus.  Yum!  Thing is - I hate store bought hummus so luckily the homemade kind is so easy!


      Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

      1 1⁄2 cups cooked or canned
      chickpeas, rinsed and drained
      1⁄2 cup roasted red bell peppers packed in water,drained
      3 green onions, sliced
      1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
      1 tablespoon tahini
      3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
      1 teaspoon ground cumin
      1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
      1⁄4 cup bean cooking liquid or vegetable broth (optional)


      1. Place the chickpeas, red peppers, green onions, lemon juice, tahini,
      garlic, cumin, and pepper in a food processor or blender and process
      until smooth. Add the bean cooking liquid as needed to facilitate
      processing and achieve a smoother consistency.

      2. Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Roasted
      Red Pepper Hummus will keep for up to 3 days.

      PER SERVING: 80 calories; 2.1 g fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 23.3% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol;
      3.9 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrate; 1.4 g sugar; 2.8 g fiber; 32 mg sodium; 36 mg calcium; 1.6
      mg iron; 23.5 mg vitamin C; 299 mcg beta-carotene; 0.4 mg vitamin E

      For the Garden Pizza above I spread the hummus on a round whole wheat flatbread (that I bought at Wal-Mart).  I added sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, shredded zucchini and carrots and topped it with sprouts.  I must was delicious!



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