Hummus, the Middle Eastern spread made with pureed chickpeas, makes a tasty snack or appetizer. Roasted red peppers and roasted garlic enhance the nutty taste that comes from chickpeas. To save time, the garlic is roasted in the microwave oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 mins
Yield:
about 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut the top off of the head of garlic, exposing the cloves. Place in a small microwave-safe bowl and drizzle with oil. Add 1 tablespoon water to the bowl, then cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on size of garlic. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes, then uncover and squeeze soft cloves of garlic from papery skin.

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  • In a food processor, combine garlic cloves, chickpeas, roasted peppers, lemon juice, tahini, hot pepper sauce, salt, cumin and 1/4 cup water. Process until very smooth and mixture has an even texture. Add more water for a creamier dip. Refrigerate until serving, then garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with pita wedges.

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Note:
  • Tahini (sesame seed paste) is sold in supermarkets or health food stores near other Middle Eastern foods.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; total fat 5g; cholesterolmg; sodium 273mg; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 3g; protein 4g.

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