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This is a divine hummus recipe that does require a little more work than your average chickpea, lemon and tahini concoction but you will be so glad you did it. If you love garlic you’ll also have some delicious roasted garlic to munch on in the process. In the end you’ll have a really generous and scrumptious dip for a party.
With the red pepper flakes (or cayenne pepper if you prefer) this recipe can come off with a bite. Nobody in my sample audience found it to be too much though so I take that as a good sign. A little kick never hurt nobody. I think the only unfortunate side of this is it doesn’t go with grapes or apples as well as less spicy hummuses do.
Now, I suppose if you’re so inclined you can buy prepared roasted red pepper and garlic from the store. As could you also buy prepared tahini but I prefer to go the “pioneer” root and DIM (do it myself). For one, I’m convinced this is cheaper and two, I like to have a pretty good idea of where everyone’s been nosing around. And by everyone I mean my vegetables (and seeds). Maybe they were up to some shenanigans in the vegetable patch but that’s their own teenage love story I have no business snooping into. These veggies are adults now and for some reason I have absolute control over them and want to know where they are. That analogy degraded quickly, sorry. The point is, making your own stuff feels good and tastes fresh (not fresh like those teenage vegetables mind you).
The one thing I hate doing myself is peeling vegetables, especially potatoes. I got a great ceramic peeler for Christmas and while it is a miracle to the kitchen here it’s still not as good as a pack of pre-peeled potatoes would be. Too bad the only pre-peeled potatoes are canned and taste like ass (aka metal). Oh well, I peel.
I think hummus is one of the most amazing condiments ever created. It’s healthy, hearty and tastes good with practically anything. Like most hummuses this one works great with pita (toasted or fresh), which also happens to be relatively quick and easy to prepare and bring to a party. I love hummus on vegetables. Being that this one is a bit spicy consider serving it with carrots, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, firm lettuce leaves (butter lettuce works great), or mild onions. I bet it would also be good on corn tortilla chips too. Experiment and let me know.
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The name of the recipe was more inspired by the Split Enz than the common phrase so I started off my playlist with “I See Red” by the Split Enz and went with some other stuff that falls into that category of fun. Man, that video is so amazing. I’ve taken to setting up my laptop on my DJ stand while cooking so I can watch videos and cook at the same time. I also feel like I have some retro-futuristic dream kitchen where a 1950s house wife easily watches her favourite soap operas while preparing the family’s dinner. So sweet… except I have never watched a soap in my life.
I See Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus
Great as a side for a party of 15-20 people
Roasted Red Pepper
You can prepare the roasted red pepper along with the garlic.