Carrot & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Carrot & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This quick and easy recipe is the perfect healthy recipe for snacking at picnics and barbecues! It’s made with several anti-inflammatory ingredients that make up the core of the Mediterranean diet, including heart healthy extra virgin olive oil, antioxidant packed colorful vegetables, and plant based protein from legumes. It’s garnished with heart healthy chopped pistachios and herbs for a pop of color and crunch.

Ingredients

1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1-2 jarred roasted red peppers

2 carrots, steamed

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil + extra 1 tbsp for drizzling

2 tbsp tahini

juice of 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

pinch cayenne pepper, optional

1 tbsp raw pistachios, chopped

1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

flaky sea salt, for topping, optional

pita bread & crudités (cucumber slices, baby carrots, sliced radishes, snow peas, etc.), for dipping

    Instructions

    1.    Place chickpeas, roasted red peppers, carrots, ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, tahini, garlic, kosher salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Process until smooth, pausing to scrape sides of bowl with a spatula, if necessary.
    2.    Transfer hummus to a serving dish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with chopped pistachios, parsley, and a pinch of flaky sea salt, if desired. Serve with an assortment of crudités, pita wedges, and/or crackers.

    Makes: Approximately 2 ¼ cups of hummus or 18 2 tablespoon servings

    1 serving = 2 tablespoons of hummus

        Nutrition Information for 1 serving of hummus

        Calories: 75

        Fat: 5g

        Protein: 2g

        Carbohydrate: 6g

        Fiber: 1.5g

        Sugar: less than 1g

        Sodium: 139mg

        Nutrition Information for 1 serving of hummus + one-fourth of an 8-inch pita bread + ½ cup non-starchy raw veggies (serving suggestion)

        Calories: 145

        Fat: 5.5g

        Protein: 5g

        Carbohydrate: 19g

        Fiber: 2g

        Sugar: 1g

        Sodium: 209mg

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          • Ira H. Ray
            Ira H. Ray

            I’ve taken the Co Q-10, or the Ubiquinol and the extra strength Turmeric. I think they help.

          • Denise Lucas
            Denise Lucas

            The liquid is the best. Tastes good and easy to take. I have been using it for years.

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