Roasted Green Bell pepper Hummus
1 cup cooked chick peas
1 tbs Tahini (Sesame paste) Click here for the homemade Tahini
2 tbs water
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 garlic, chopped
1 green or red bell pepper,roasted
Roast the pepper on outdoor grill or in your oven. Place the sliced pepper (skin side up after removing the core of peppers) on a baking sheet, broil for about 8 to 10 minutes or until charred. Let it cool , peel the black charred skin and discard.
If you are using canned chick peas , drain it and rinse in cold water. Place all the ingredients except
olive oil in a food processor and blend for 3 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and process until the Hummus is smooth and creamy. Add olive oil , mix well. Sprinkle some smoked paprika on top and have it with your favorite chips , Pita breads or as sandwich spread. Store Homemade Hummus in an air tight container and refrigerate up to one week.