I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

I love me some hummus!  This is the recipe I whipped up and love!  No need for tahini! Tahini is expensive here and not easily accessible.

1 (15oz. can) Garbanzo beans, (keep liquid)
1 Tspn Garlic powder
1.5 Tspn Cumin, ground
1 Tbspn Olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbspn Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
1/4 Tspn salt
1 med sized sliced red bell pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 tbs olive oil

In blender, combine beans, garlic powder, cumin, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Blend. Gradually add reserved bean liquid until dip reaches desired consistency. DON'T pour out yet.

On a baking pan place sliced bell peppers garlic and drizzle olive oil over it and sprinkle a dash of salt over it.  I broil it until its dark on the edges or you can just bake it at 400 for 10-12min. I usually like to broil it b/c its faster.

 Now add the roasted red bell peppers, oil and garlic into blender. Blend and serve.Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Garlic Ciabatta Croutons

For a flavor burst:
Add Sundried Tomatoes to the recipe.
Add 2tbspn of sundried tomato in oil when you add the red bell peppers to the blender for a  yummy flavor.



  1. That looks amazing and simple! I'd love for you to share this recipe at my new linky party "Figure Friendly Friday".


  2. What a perfect dip! I LOVE hummus :), great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  3. This looks delicious and healthy. Will try. Thanks

    Lynda @ www.ubersavvy.blogspot.com