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    Zesty Hummus

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Sesquipedalian Sapphist's Note:

    Party-sized batch! A very flavorful twist on an ancient dish with a blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy. Serve with fresh veggies, warm pita wedges, or crackers.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Cut off both ends of each clove of garlic and remove outer layer of skin. In a toaster oven or conventional oven roast garlic for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Garlic will be slightly golden and a little soft.
    2. 2
      In food processor, blend until smooth lime juice, tahini, water, garlic, basil, and pepper (to taste).
    3. 3
      Add garbanzo beans gradually and blend for several minutes until mixture is a smooth, thick paste.
    4. 4
      Add roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes and process again until well combined.
    5. 5
      If necessary, stop processor and scrape sides with a spatula. (Hummus will thicken if refrigerated, so add more water--up to an additional 1/2 cup—if it seems too thick).
    6. 6
      Ideally, hummus be served at room temperature within an hour or two of making. To store, refrigerate for up to 1 week in a covered container.
    7. 7
      Garnish with drizzled olive oil and slices of roasted red peppers.
    8. 8
      Surround with warm pita wedges or crackers and serve with fresh vegetables.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 28, 2007


      this was a treat. I prepared a version that omitted the roastedd red peppers and it was good, but I also did a small version as as directed. It was great with some cucumber and carrots. YUM.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Hummus

    Serving Size: 1 (138 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 163.4
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 400.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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