Jared and I both love hummus. Two factors came together beautifully today: I had a major craving for hummus and we re-organized our canned goods and remembered that we had a can of chickpeas and a jar of roasted red peppers.
A few clicks on my laptop and I had brought up this recipe I had bookmarked awhile back. You can easily follow this recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.
Here are the main ingredients I used:
I had purchased the Garbanzo Beans and the roasted red peppers at our local discount grocery store (Food Depot, for you locals) for around $0.50 each. I've just had them on hand waiting for the right recipe. I keep minced garlic in my fridge for times when I don't have time to get fresh garlic from the store.
I didn't have a fresh lemon, so I used bottled lemon juice (also a fridge staple). And I didn't have tahini, nor do I even know what it is, so I just omitted it from the recipe altogether.
I drained the chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) and kept the liquid.
Then I added all the other ingredients to the food processor, forgot to take a picture, and blended it all together for a couple minutes. I added a little of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas until the hummus was the right consistency. I had to blend for several minutes to get it smooth.
I put it in a plastic container and refrigerated it to let all the flavors meld together.
This made a delicious, cheap, easy snack!