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Red Pepper Hummus

Makes about 2 cups

Red pepper hummus makes a delicious dip for fresh vegetables or pita wedges. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a filling in a wrap.

1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup water-packed roasted red peppers (about 2 peppers)
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

Per 1/4 cup

  • Calories: 87
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Calories from Fat: 31.2%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 57 mg
  • Calcium: 37 mg
  • Iron: 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C: 21.7 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 265 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Women by Kristine Kieswer; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.