Hummus has exploded in popularity and for good reason—it offers a number of health benefits from keeping you regular thanks to its high fibre content, improving your bone, muscle, skin, and blood health, and supporting weight loss and maintenance. Homemade hummus is even better as it doesn't have any unwanted ingredients or additives and preservatives. Not sure how to make it? Give this yummy recipe a try.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:
2 red bell peppers
½ white onion, diced
15 oz. (430g) canned chickpeas, drained
6 tbsp. tahini
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Preheat oven to 450F(230C).
Place bell peppers on a paper-lined tray. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the skin is charred, turning the peppers over halfway through.
Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, remove the stem and the outer skin. Cut each pepper in half and remove the seeds.
In a food processor, pulse the roasted peppers, onion, chickpeas, garlic, paprika, cumin, lemon juice, tahini, and olive oil until completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables or on toast with roasted broccoli as in the Roasted Broccoli Toast with Pepper Hummus recipe.