Sunday, June 10, 2007

Good Stuff, Maynard

Roasted-Pepper Hummus

2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
1 can no-salt-added chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 medium clove garlic

In a small nonstick skillet, dry roast the sesame seeds over medium heat for 2 or three minutes or until golden brown, shaking the pan every once in a while to stir things up.

In a food processor or blender, process the sesame seeds for 30 seconds.

Add the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth. Serve at room temp or refrigerate in an airtight container.


This is yummy stuff and not too bad for you. I don't dice up the red pepper 'cause I figure the food processor will do it for me. This does need the salt, so if you are watching the sodium use some salt substitute. Also, A couple of shots of Texas Pete does not hurt this at all!

Enjoy this with your Diet Coke or your favorite adult beverage. And did anyone besides me notice that the descriptions of me as "my" drink are completely opposite? Apparently I am schizophrenic when drinking. Hmmmm. Come to think of it.....


Lisa said...

So do you eat this good stuff with anything in particular? Crackers or veggies? Sounds wonderful and I will give it a shot!

TransplantedOkie said...

We eat it with low fat wheat thins, but it's good with carrots too!

Dad on the East Coast said...

I like to add a Thai hot sauce to mine with crackers.