Wow, who would have imagined we’d be in April 2020 with current conditions being what they are? Hey, but we can still have snacks so I’m making hummus and all kinds of other things so I don’t go insane.
One of the most downright annoying things as a recipe creator is when the final result of a recipe looks nothing like the title. I mean, when you think of pablanos you picture that rich, dark green color right? Yeah, well when blended into a hummus the color stays basically the same as any other hummus.
Now the flavor of the roasted peppers is a whole different story. With the flavor from the peppers and the spices this recipe tastes like a taco. It’s perfect for dipping veggies and chips, spreading on toast or crackers, or even mixing into pastas and salads for a healthier dressing/sauce. What I’m saying is that it’s very versatile like any other hummus. Use it however you typically use hummus.
Speaking of other hummus though, let’s talk about oil. Most store-bought hummus or recipes for hummus will add a significant amount of oil. It makes it a little bit richer, yes, but I personally prefer to make mine without. If you like to have a really rich hummus feel free to trade the water in the recipe for oil, I just don’t feel it’s necessary.
Roasted Pablano Hummus (Vegan+GF)
Change up your basic hummus recipe with the flavor depth of roasted peppers. This recipe tastes like a taco!
- 2 15 oz cans garbanzos, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoon lemon or lime
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 pablano peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2-4 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking tray with foil. Bake the red peppers for 35-45 minutes or until they start to look wrinkled and browned. Remove and cool.
Once the peppers are cooled, peel then and remove seeds and stems.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, pausing a few times between blending to scrape sides. Serve with chips, veggies, pretzels.....you get the idea ;P