This spicy red pepper hummus is creamy, packed with protein, and super easy to make. I always have hummus on hand in the refrigerator. It is one of my favorite snacks. I promise once you make your own hummus you will never go back to buying it at the store.
I’m still unpacking, which hasn’t left much time for writing or cooking. We finally got our internet installed, yay! I do have to say that two weeks without internet really helped get the ideas flowing. My hubby has been telling me for years that if I plan the blog posts a month in advance I wouldn’t stress out so much about what to write or cook. If only I wasn’t so hard headed and actually listened to him every once in a while!
Perhaps I have been over complicating this for way too long. I used to think that the readers wanted unique and different recipes, which they do, but now I’m beginning to realize that at the end of the day they just want to make something GOOD to share with their loved ones. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy, just good.
From now on, you will be seeing simpler and more accessible recipes. I will try to hold my perfectionism at bay and stop thinking that the recipes and pictures aren’t good enough to post. (I have a notebook full of recipes that are just shy of being good enough!) After all, we named the blog Dora’s Table for a reason. We wanted to share with you what two graduates of the CIA cook at home, what we serve on our table. Now I just need to find a Southern food mentor that will teach the ways of the Lowcountry.
The Recipe: Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
Sprinkle some paprika on top of the hummus for color. For a smoother hummus you can remove the outer skin of the chickpeas before putting them in the food processor. Add as much chipotle as you can handle. Enjoy!
Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
- 2 cans (15 oz.) Chickpeas, canned
- 2 Garlic, cloves
- 3 tbsp. Tahini
- 3 tbsp. Lemon juice, fresh
- 3 tbsp. Water
- 1 Red bell pepper, roasted, peeled
- 1 Chipotle in adobo, optional
- To taste Salt kosher
- To taste Black pepper ground
- Place all the ingredients in the food processor.
- Process until smooth.
Sprinkle some paprika on top of the hummus for color. For a smoother hummus you can remove the outer skin of the chickpeas before putting them in the food processor.