Roasted Garlic Hummus Plate

Oil Free Hummus


This is an oil free version of my basic hummus recipe. I doubled the amount of water and left out the oil. It is creamy and tasty! No one that I served it to knew the difference!

1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1/2 hot bean water (or hot water)
1 heaping tablespoon tahini (optional)
1 garlic clove (or more to taste)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
Pinch of salt
Paprika, for garnish

Place the beans into the bowl of the food processor. Add hot bean water, tahini, salt, garlic cloves, and lemon juice. Process. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour into a serving bowl. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.

Enjoy with toasted pita chips, carrots, on a sandwich, by itself, etc. Enjoy!


Balsamic Marinated Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich


In my quest for the perfect sandwich, I have been making a lot of combinations. I LOVE balsamic vinegar with hummus so I marinated the roasted red peppers with balsamic, some capers and then placed them on top of the hummus. A great sandwich.

1 roasted red pepper
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon capers

Roast the peppers beforehand. If the peppers are a day or two old, there will be lots of red pepper juice which is great for sauce but for this I like to drain it. Then add the balsamic and capers and marinate for as long as you have time for.

Toast the bread. Spread the hummus on the toast. Spoon out the capers and drop them onto the hummus. Top with the marinated roasted red pepper. Top with the other toast. Enjoy!