Red Pepper Hummus Lady Dip
(I think I can call this my recipe, because I created the hummus recipe--but the idea was Nigella's)
2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 c. tahini
1/4 c. olive oil
one fresh lemon, juiced
3 cloves garlic
1/2 of a big jar of roasted red peppers, drained and rinsed*
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 t. smoked paprika (I'm using this in everything these days)
a drizzle of olive oil for garnish
In the bowl of your food processor, pulse tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, 1 t. salt and garlic. After ingredients are fully incorporated, add beans and red peppers blend for about one minute in food processor. Taste and adjust salt and pepper and lemon juice if needed.
To serve, make a pretty swirl on the top of the hummus and drizzle olive oil into the swirl. Grind a few grinds of black pepper on top.
*For anyone who lives in Provo, Albertson's has big jars of roasted red peppers on sale 2 for $4.00. You might want to get some for your food storage.
p.s.--I decided that from now on I'm going to get one really tasty treat recipe and bring it to every holiday party of the season. I stocked up on pita chips, tahini, roasted red peppers and lemons, and now I don't have to stress about what to bring to a party. I have three more parties to go this season and I already know what I'm bringing and have all of the ingredients.
Maybe everyone else in the world already knows this trick. I'm admittedly bad at simplifying and streamlining, and this epiphany represents a big step forward for me.