Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Delicious served with toasted pita triangles.

Serves 6

1 - 16 ounce can garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons Tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup roasted red pepper (we used bottled)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper *
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

Drain& rinse chick peas/garbanzos, reserving liquid.

In small bowl, combine cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt and mix throughly.

Put garbanzo beans in the bowl of food processor with chopping blade and sprinkle the spice mixture over the top evenly. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and roasted red peppers, and blend until well mixed. Add fresh ground pepper to taste. Once the hummus becomes smooth, add some of the reserved liquid from the garbanzos while it is being processed, until it reaches the desired consistency.

Serve with toasted pita bread or as a dip or spread with almost anything.

COOKS NOTE: Use less cayenne if you don't want it very spicy.

Per Serving: 313 Calories; 7g Fat (20.7% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 16g Protein; 49g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 182mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

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