Many of you know my fear of Sunday Treat Night (no offense M!) My kids just seem to gorge on anything they can stuff into their cute little faces and they LOVE it. Some of you may be snickering right now thinking that I'm warping my kids by trying to withhold the finer pleasures in life (Oreos, Cheetos, Doritos, Jello, okay, you get it, the "O" family from the nutritional chart.) And I'm not naive, I know some of you think that they will someday turn on me and spend all of their lunch money on purely processed fat, carbs, and sugar! I will try to control them for just a little longer. My point is, that I am the neighborhood rebel, and I am trying to revolutionize treat night one carrot stick at a time! Last week I took a delicious, savory hummus. This week I took granola. Thanks for the recipe K. We love it. D eats it on his yogurt every morning. I had a colorful hummus photo, but I can't find it. Sorry. But, if you want some new images, visit me here. And, enjoy the recipe.
Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 red bell pepper (or roasted red pepper in a jar. Much quicker!)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 14-oz cans chick peas
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1 fresh lemon, juiced
- ½ tablespoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon red pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
Place olive oil on red pepper and roast in hot oven or broiler until skin separates and/or begins to blacken. Remove seeds and stem and place in food processor or blender with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Serve with pita, Ak-Mak crackers, cracker bread, or crudités. You can find Ak-Maks at most grocery stores.