Whenever I have people over or when I need to bring a snack to a gathering, I always bring my good ol’ fashioned standby: hummus. It is so easy, and yet people are always amazed that it is homemade. It is inexpensive to make and without a doubt, it tastes so much better than the stuff we can buy in the store. As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been loving sun-dried tomato lately and therefore this recipe incorporates these delicious, meaty veggies that are packed with vitamin C.
1 can of garbanzo beans (organic preferred), drained
2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves (depending on size)
3 tbsp tahini
juice from 1 large lemon
1/2 tsp cumin
1 roasted red pepper (drained if you are using one from a jar)
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes including 1 tbsp of the oil they are packed in
salt and pepper to taste
Then add the garbanzo beans. This helps everything mix a little easier. Perhaps you have a super high-powered processor. Mine is fairly small and simple and therefore if I add the beans in right away, it sometimes doesn’t mix as easily.