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Mar 19

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Eating Real Recipes: Red Pepper & Roasted Garlic Hummus

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I LOVE this recipe for hummus. If you are new to the Plant Strong lifestyle you will want to make this your “go-to” recipe. It’s simple, healthy & delicious!

1 15 oz. can chick peas (rinsed & drained)
1 head of garlic
1 red bell pepper
Sea Salt
Fresh ground pepper
2 Tbs. Olive oil (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Slice a clean cut off the top of the entire head of garlic (to expose the very tip of the cloves). Loosely wrap garlic in foil with a Tbs or so of water. Place wrapped garlic and bell pepper in baking dish. Roast for 45 minutes. The bell pepper should get pretty dark, maybe even black in places. That’s good!

After pepper has cooled, remove skin & seeds. Slice pepper into strips. Use a blender or food processor for remaining steps. Pour chick peas into processor. Add pepper strips. Squeeze all of that delicious, roasted garlic goodness into blender. Gently pulse until it starts to come together. At this point you can drizzle in olive oil or leave it out. Continue to pulse until smooth dip consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate to let the flavors really mesh.

I love my hummus with carrot sticks and cucumber slices. I also like to toast up my own pita triangles. This is also delicious in place of mayo on sandwiches. Even my girls love this recipe!

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