Thursday, June 4, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Cookbook Review Pt.2

I'm excited to share the next recipe I've made from my review of Ina Garten's Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. I was very pleased with the zucchini tart I made last week so I had high hopes for this recipe. I was not disappointed in the least! 
roasted red pepper hummus




Hummus is one of those foods that I buy consistently to keep in the fridge and have a very hard time passing it up on a menu when I see it. In the book Ina says that this is the recipe that she made for years at her Barefoot Contessa shop in the Hamptons. I've always heard on food shows and the like that once you make your own hummus you will never buy it again. I'm now a believer! I'm not sure why I've never made it before now but I'm currently grieving all of the hummus that could have been. Without exaggeration, this is the best hummus I have ever eaten. 


roasted red pepper hummus


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 can of chickpeas or 3 cups (drained)
The juice of 3 lemons
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
6 cloves of chopped garlic
1 teaspoon of Sriracha (or more/less to taste)
2 roasted red bell peppers (see note below)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Serve with toasted pita, veggies, or your favorite dippers

I stared by toasting up some pita chips. I bought the sandwich pocket pita pockets and just cut them into triangle shapes. Brush with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake on 350 for 8-10 minutes until deliciously crispy and brown. 

toasted pita chips


This recipe is so easy. I don't often use my food processor but I'm so thankful for it when I come across recipes like this. Basically, you just dump all the ingredients in and blend. 

Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, Sriracha, salt, pepper, and roasted red peppers in the bowl of your processor. Ok, so of course Ina roasted her own peppers. But, ain't nobody got time for that. Luckily, I found jarred roasted red peppers at the grocery and I think they worked just fine! 

roasted red pepper hummus

Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth, yet lightly coarse consistency. Taste to make sure the seasoning is to your liking and add more salt/pepper if you prefer. I added a bit more salt and a touch more Sriracha to give some more kick. 
roasted red pepper hummus




roasted red pepper hummus
The orange color just looks beautiful! So pretty I had to dig right in. 

However, I guess if you're serving to guests or have some sense of shame and don't want to double dip out of the processor bowl you can serve it up nicely with some veggies. A nice touch is to swirl some olive oil on the top to make it extra rich and creamy. 

So far, the Barefoot Contessa is nailing every recipe. But, I would expect nothing less.

If you are a hummus lover you have to try this out!

On another note, I'm starting to think of the next cookbook review and would love to have your input. What cookbook would you like for me to review next? 


 Eat Drink and Be Mary


25 comments:

  1. I need this in my life, I think. Like, right now. Oh man... blog reading makes me so hungry.

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  2. Roasted Red Hummus sounds so delicious! I've been wanting to try out Ina Garten's new cookbook!

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  3. YUm, the hummus looks delicious!!! I love making pita chips!

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  4. YUM- roasted red pepper is my favorite but I'm always lazy and buy it. I think you might have convinced me I need to make my own batch now :)

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  5. This sounds sooo good. I'm a big hummus fan as well. This week I bought some edemame hummus and it was amazing. The possibilities are endless. I really need to start making my own too!

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  6. I've loved everything in it so far!

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  7. Hmm...lets not talk about your cheesecake post today girl!

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  8. It's a winner! I've been so pleased with it and how easy everything has been so far

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  9. Do it! I promise it was so simple and worth it!

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  10. OOOOh I need to try the edamame!

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  11. My hubby is eating Paleo and is seriously missing his dips and sauces. I think this recipe will make his day! Loving your reviews, too.

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  12. McKenzie CantrellJune 4, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    How long did it last? I have made hummus one time, and I agree that it is really good! It will make you really picky about grocery store hummus.

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  13. I could spread it on anything! Let me know how he likes it if you make it!

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  14. The book recommended 3-4 days..but mine..hmmm..didn't quite last that long because I couldn't stop shoving it in my face

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  15. Isn't Ina the best?? I love that cookbook! I haven't made the hummus yet but this looks great!

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  16. New follower! Found you from the linkup! :) I've got to get myself a food processor! That dip looks amazing!

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  17. Sara Kate SteadmanJune 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    My roommate in college used to do this all the time! Great post!!

    xo,

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  18. She's amazing! I could watch her show all day!

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  19. Yay! Thanks so much for coming by. Yes, you do! It is so handy in the kitchen!

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  20. Hmmm I wish I had roommates to make me yummy food :)

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  21. Hummus is my favorite thing to eat. And this looks delicious! Can't wait to try it myself!

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  22. That looks so delicious. I love how you did your homemade pita chips too!! They are so simple but so delicious!! Homemade hummus always tastes so much better than store bought, I wish I made it all the time! Thanks for linking up!

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  23. Oh my gosh, Brittany! As a vegetarian, hummus is right up my alley… and so are those tasty-looking pita chips ;) *casually starts drooling on my laptop keyboard* hahaha! Love this post and I'll be sure to try it, sometime! <3

    xoxo, Brooke

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