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Hummus With Roasted Red Bell Pepper

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Those who are fond of Mediterranean cuisine must have heard of the hummus. This is a popular side dish which is normally served with pita bread or kabab. The chef uses roasted red bell pepper in the recipe. Hummus is easy to serve when you have guests at home. Don't forget to try this recipe.
Ingredients
For the hummus
  Boiled garbanzo beans 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), soaked, drained and cooked (Set aside a few for garnishing the hummus)
  Sesame seeds 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Soaked in a little water)
  Roasted pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Roasted red bell pepper used) (Optional)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use as required)
For the garnish
  Boiled garbanzo beans 1 Teaspoon
  Roasted peppers 1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely (Roasted red bell pepper used)
  Paprika 1 Pinch
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak garbanzo beans (chick peas) over night in water. Drain them and cook until well cooked.
2. Soak sesame seeds in water.

MAKING
3. Into a food processor add the cooked garbanzo beans, soaked sesame seeds, roasted red bell pepper, salt, cumin powder, fresh lime juice and a little water. Blend until you get a smooth paste.

FINALIZING
4. Remove the blended hummus into a serving bowl. Garnish with a few boiled garbanzo beans, finely chopped roasted bell pepper and sprinkles of paprika powder.

SERVING
5. Drizzle with olive oil and serve the hummus as a spread with pita bread or as a dip with chips or freshly cut vegetables.

TIPS
You can saute red bell pepper in a pan and add the saute bell pepper if roasted bell pepper is not available.
Feta cheese may be used for added flavor.

Things You Will Need
1. Food processor / blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Channel: 
Mediterranean, Savory
Cuisine: 
Smooth
Taste: 
Blending
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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