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This homemade roasted red pepper hummus is the perfect afternoon snack or addition to lunch boxes. If your looking for healthy snacks to make at home or healthy snacks to make for work this roasted red pepper hummus recipe is one of my favorite healthy snacks to make ahead. The homemade hummus is made with roasted red pepper, cauliflower and garlic which give the hummus a mild yet savory flavor that will leave you wanting more. The lemon and tahini bring out the classic hummus taste with the addition of himalayan salt to bring all the flavors together for a yummy homemade roasted red pepper hummus.
Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
4 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/2 cup tahini paste
4 garlic cloves roasted
1 red pepper roasted
1/2 head cauliflower roasted
1 tsp himalayan salt (or to taste)
cold pressed olive oil, salt and pepper for roasting vegetables
How to make roasted red pepper hummus
*cut up cauliflower, red pepper into med chunks and place on a baking tray with garlic cloves then drizzle with olive oil generously. Use your hands to get the oil all over the vegetables then season with salt and cracked pepper. Place the tray in the oven and roast for 30 mins @ 400 degrees fahrenheit are until red pepper starts to blacken along the edges. Roasting the vegetables longer will result in a more savory and bold flavor.
*Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl with the roasted vegetables then use a immersion blender to blend well. Alternatively you can use a food processor as well but I love my immersion blender! Add extra salt to your taste buds and enjoy!
*This recipe does make a large batch (approx 1 liter) so be sure to use up or freeze any extras for a later date. I personally like to store my hummus in small wide mouth mason jars that I can then pull out of the freezer or fridge to have healthy snacks at home or healthy snacks for work.
If your wondering what are some ways to eat hummus without bread or what veggies to eat with hummus try chopping up some fresh cucumber, carrot, celery and red pepper to dip into the roasted red pepper hummus.
This homemade hummus with vegetables are great healthy snacks for weight loss as well. Getting in vegetables that include the colors of the rainbow and all the micro-nutrients found in vegetables are amazing for liver detox and thus weight loss as a healthy liver is key for weight loss
This homemade hummus contains healthy fats from the cold pressed olive oil and tahini which helps to balance blood sugar levels for steady energy and lower insulin which is also key for weight loss.
Commercial hummus often contain refined vegetable oils such as canola oil which are the unhealthy fats that you do not want to consume. Making your own homemade hummus with cold pressed olive oil is a great way to ensure that you are getting healthy fats into your diet and not the refined/highly processed vegetable oils.
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