roasted red pepper hummus
I threw this photo on FB and had some requests for the recipe; It makes me giggle because it's kind of a non-recipe dish and goes like this...
What's in the fridge? What's in the garden? Great! That's what we're eating.
We eat this way a lot, everything in one pot/pan or sheet, short time in front of the stove, and it's delicious.
For this meal, we used a combo of sweet potatoes, bell peppers, snow peas, onions Japanese mustard, Russian kale, and broccoli spiced with turmeric, paprika, asafetida, and black mustard seeds all sauteed together and then finished the veggies with homemade roasted red bell pepper hummus and fresh basil. When you try it go for your favorite organic vegetables and the spices you love!
Now, the one thing that kicks this casual and relatively simple meal up a notch is the homemade hummus. About a year ago we gave up on the store-bought stuff and found that hummus made at home is easy, and you can make it to the exact taste and texture you like.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Terra Style
Tried to be as specific as possible but "Terra style" as done by my husband
is really done by feel,and varies a little each time.
2 cans worth of garbanzo beans*
2 TBS tahini
2-3 TBS olive oil
3 roasted garlic cloves
2 roasted red bell peppers skinned and seeded**
Juice of one whole lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Throw into a food processor and blend until smooth ***. Keeps for about a week in the fridge. This makes a fairly large batch becuase we eat it with eggs, on sandwiches and as a snack to name a few uses. You can 1/2 the recipe if you won't be using as much.
Some things to note
* We most often used dried beans, they are cheaper especially when buying organic. If you want to try this, soak them overnight, and then boil on the stovetop with 1/2 TBS of baking soda. The baking soda helps the beans break down more quickly so that they blend smoothly. Cool before using in the hummus. Prepping them this way makes them less gassy too. If you are using the canned variety rinse them thoroughly.
** If prepping the peppers yourself seems intimidating you can buy them pre-roasted, but his will up the price of the finished product. You can find them in organic which I recommend because peppers on the dirty dozen list.
***As far as texture goes, you can adjust by altering the olive oil content, or reserving some of the bean water if you used dried and adding in small increments until you get exactly the texture you desire.