Donna's Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Published On: Jul 12 2008 10:33:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2008 10:43:47 AM CDT

This is a healthful combination of peppers and beans. Serve it as an appetizer with crackers or spread it on pita bread for lunch.

4 ounces canned, roasted red peppers (2 peppers) 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained 1/4 cup parsley 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon sesame or olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon cumin dash hot sauce to taste salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions, optional

In a food processor, combine peppers, beans, parsley, garlic, oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and cumin. Blend until smooth. Add hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Stir in onions if desired.

Serve with pieces of pita bread, toasted baguettes, or crackers.

Serves 10

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 45 Fat, gm.: 0.5 Protein, gm.: 2 Carbs, gm.: 8 Cholesterol, mg.: 0 Fiber, gm.: 2.0