Creamy Red Pepper Hummus

20120424-205245.jpgWhen my friend Lauren and I lived together last year, we dedicated our lives to perfecting hummus. And to work, and friends, and stuff, but mainly hummus. We ate it often and eventually decided to start making it at home. It was a fabulous idea. We could make it taste better at a cheaper cost and without wasteful packaging. Win. Win. Win. With just a food processor and ingredients that we typically had on hand anyway (had to purchase the tahini!), we were able to make hummus whenever we ran out. And we ran out often. After each delicious batch we licked our fingers clean. Meanwhile our other roommates (the two who never helped with rent) licked each others’ ears. To each their own.


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/3 c tahini
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • paprika for garnish


1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

2. Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, oil, and pepper to a food processor. Process until smooth.

3. Garnish with chopped parsley and a sprinkle of paprika.

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