Ditch the store-bought dip and wow your party guests with this roasted red pepper hummus. Not only does it look good, but it tastes incredible and is full of healthy ingredients.
Red pepper contains vitamins A and C as well as anti-inflammatory antioxidants that support eye health and cardiovascular health.
Garlic may help lower cholesterol levels when consumed daily, and has been shown to exhibit antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Garbanzo beans are beneficial for digestive health, providing about 15g of fiber a cup, with 75% of it insoluble fiber, which aids in elimination. They are a great source of plant-based protein, offering 15 grams of protein per cup.
Here’s the recipe:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 garlic cloves
2 roasted red peppers, drained
2 Tbsp. tahini
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp pink salt
2 tbs parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until creamy. If needed, add water 1 tablespoon at a time to help it blend and develop a creamier consistency.
Get the recipe here.
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