Roasted red pepper hummus is something that you see in the grocery store and then you read some of the labels and think to yourself why is that in there, why is that in there. The list of ingredients for hummus should include garbanzo beans, oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. Nothing else goes or belongs in a simple hummus. You want to make it flavored then add a roasted red pepper. Maybe add artichokes or kalamata olives but you don’t need.
Sabra is one of the more famous hummus products available at the grocery store and while it tastes good it contains things that you just don’t need. Don’t get me wrong in a pinch it is ok to purchase but when you can make it at home in less than no time why not make it instead of purchasing it from the store? Here are the ingredients in the Sabra Classic Hummus: Cooked Chickpeas (Chickpeas [Garbanzos], Water), Tahini (Ground Sesame), Soybean Oil, Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Natural Flavors. Classic Hummus.
My first question is in regards to the soybean oil. Is it non-GMO and organic? Do I really need citric acid in my hummus? Or better yet potassium sorbate to maintain freshness? When was this made and how long will it sit on a shelf? Let us not even discuss natural flavors because if you read this post then you know that natural flavors means concocted in a lab. Are these natural flavors made from the anal glands of beavers as well?
Now that I have given you something to be disgusted about let’s make your mental images regarding roasted red bell pepper hummus a more positive image. I was able to make this hummus in about 20 minutes with the majority of the time spent waiting for the red pepper to roast but otherwise you can get a simple hummus done in about 5 minutes. I chose roasted red pepper on this day because I thought that it would go great with artichoke leafs and I was correct. Today I will be using the remainder of the roasted red pepper hummus on either a pumpernickel bagel with vegetables or homemade corn tortillas. Maybe both? As you can see when you have roasted red pepper hummus available to you the possibilities are endless.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy!