Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus

It’s so refreshing to see the sun smiling again after all this rain.  EVERYTHING has grown so much and EVERYTHING needs attention.  My little garden is still producing squash and herbs, however, the bunnies have taken a toll on my tomatoes despite the wire barrier-going to have to come up with another plan before planting the winter vegetables.

IMG_1187For my lunch I made some roasted red pepper and garlic hummus (it sure looks like sweet potatoes).  Today I used chickpeas but I like the flavor of navy beans much better.  A while back I tried green peas and the taste was lighter and fresher although it did remind me of baby food.  Making time to prepare healthy meals is so important to me because I feel it makes all the difference in how I feel, my energy levels and my attitude in general.  IMG_1273It must say something that my sister gave me a kitchen towel that says it all.  I know this about myself but it never hurts to have a constant reminder glaring at me from the stove.

This hummus is super easy-just blend all the ingredients in a food processor until creamy.  I usually open the lid and stir mine occasionally to make sure the texture is consistent.

  • 1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas
  • 3 Tablespoons roasted red pepper ( I used the kind from the jar)
  • 5 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

‘The purpose of life is to live it, to taste the experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for new and richer experience.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt




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