Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Hummus

It’s February 1st…Is your New Year’s Resolution Missing In Action???
It happens every year. After all the turkey with stuffing, Christmas cookies, and party foods, the hubs and I feel the need to purge ourselves of junk on January 1st. We commit to lower our sugar intake and eat 6 small, perfectly portioned meals each day. Of course, they will all be low carb, low fat, high protein, and completely hormone and chemical free! We are vigilant for several weeks; then around the beginning of February rebellion starts creeping in.

I think it’s the snacks. No…I KNOW it’s the snacks that start the mutiny. You can only eat so many tuna packets, and cottage cheese (for the protein) before you are doomed to revolt!

In effort to keep two fingers clutched tightly on the wagon (with the rest of me dragging behind, no doubt)…I’ve tried to come up with some healthy snack options that include protein.

Here is an inexpensive and fantastic alternative to cottage cheese. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. You can conveniently buy this at the grocery store, but it usually runs about $5 for 1/2 – 3/4 of a cup. This recipe takes less than 5 minutes, and makes 3 cups of fresh hummus, for approximately $6.50. Did I mention it tastes better than the store-bought version? The cherry on top–it’s around half the fat of regular hummus! This is achieved by substituting plain Greek yogurt for the traditional tahini paste. Tahini is sesame seed paste. It adds a delicate nutty flavor to hummus, and gives it a creamy texture. The down side of tahini is the cost and high fat content. Greek yogurt has 0 grams of fat and creates a creamy texture as well! Give it a try!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.  ~ A Nepali Proverb

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12 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. shellposted April 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Can not WAIT to try this!

  2. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted January 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply

    this looks SO good!

    • Renaposted July 14, 2015 at 10:13 am Reply

      How long can you keep hummus  in the refrigerator? 

      • Sommerposted July 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

        Hi Rena! Usually 1-2 weeks tops. :)

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  9. Lilianaposted March 11, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    Are the cans of garbanzo beans for this recipe the small 15.5 oz cans or the larger ones that are roughly 29oz? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Sommerposted March 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm Reply

      Hi Liliana! Use the standard 15-16 ounce size. :)