I have an unwritten goal this year to make more hummus. It's so easy to make and it's a great way to get more protein into your diet. Especially if you have a dip-happy child who will most things covered in sauce.
We're currently indulging in hummus wraps (I think we've had them at 3 out of the last 4 meals), so I thought I'd share my hummus recipe.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
*1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans, drained (I save a few for garnishing the top)
*2 garlic cloves (or less, if you prefer it less garlicky)
*1 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
*juice of 1 lemon
*1 roasted red pepper (I buy ones in the jar)
*olive oil (about 1/4 cup)
*salt/pepper to taste
*any herbs or spices you want to add (I like cayenne)
*chopped parsley or sweet paprika for garnishing
Blend the first 5 ingredients in a food processor until well blended, but still a bit chunky (it's a personal preference). Slowly pour the olive oil into the top funnel of the food processor until hummus has a smoother consistency. Add salt/pepper and taste. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and reserved chick peas.
For the wraps, I take a whole wheat tortilla, add a few sprinkles of shredded cheddar, and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then I pile on shredded carrot, diced tomato, sliced cucumbers, banana peppers, raw spinach, sweet peppers, and the hummus. Roll it up, and if you want it really good, toast it on all sides in a cast iron pan. Yum!