I have my first test of the quarter today so I’m just popping in with a quick video I shot last week for you guys.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of making my own hummus. It’s SO easy and I love how totally customizable it is. I finally got my act together and made a video of me making my favorite kind of hummus.
The video is only three and a half minutes long so that just shows you how quickly it can be done (less than 5 min!).
So here’s the deal:
This is my all-time favorite hummus. It includes a roasted red pepper, roasted garlic and half a roasted sweet potato. I realize that those things cannot be roasted in under 5 minutes…but it’s so easy to just throw them in the oven one night when you’re already using the oven to cook dinner. Then you can either make the hummus when they’re done or pop them in the fridge and make it in the next day or two!
So…watching the video is not really a necessity since I’m giving you the recipe….but watch away if you wish 🙂
So here’s the recipe:
Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus With Sweet Potato
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5 min
Keywords: roast food processor appetizer snack side healthy low-sodium vegetarian chickpeas sweet potato red pepper
Ingredients (2 cups)
- 2 cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed w/ 1/2 c liquid reserved
- juice of one lemon
- 1 red pepper, roasted w/ skin & seeds removed
- 1/2 a sweet potato, roasted w/ skin removed
- 1 head garlic, roasted w/ skin removed
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
Place the chickpeas, red pepper, sweet potato & garlic in the food processor. Pulse a few times.
Add the lemon juice, reserved chickpea liquid, tahini and spices and process until desired consistency is reached.
Add water a little bit at time if it’s too thick.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
And here’s the video:
So tell me, do you make your own hummus?
Also, a lot of you guys seemed to enjoy the About Me post I did this weekend. That, coupled with a post I saw Kelly do a few days ago- where she basically reintroduced herself because she’s noticed she has a lot of new readers lately, got me thinking.
I’d love to do a Q & A post for you guys! So here’s your chance to ask me anything you’ve been wondering, funny or serious…about me, about the blog, about what I’m doing with my life, about fitness and exercise…whatever you want! Leave your questions in the comments, send me an email ([email protected]) or tweet me! I’ll put them all together into a fun Q & A post 🙂
I had a test to study for but wanted to squeeze in a quick workout after I got off work. I put together a list of 10 bodyweight exercises and headed to the basement with my gymboss.
Finished off the workout with a 2 min plank and two 1 min planks.
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Lindsay @ biking before bed says
Love the idea of adding roasted sweet potato to hummus! That is definitely a flavor you wouldn’t find in grocery stores. I would love to know what your favorite foods were growing up and how they changed over time.
we loooove hummus here and slather it on EVERYTHING.
I love your twist to it as well!
I almost have to make my own hummus because I’m allergic to tahini – I usually substitute avocado or soy nut butter (allergic to nuts too).
Although one of my worst allergic reactions was to hummus so I am not always the biggest fan – I think that reaction scarred me for life.
I never thought to add sweet potato though – great idea!
ohhh i kinda wish i was allergic to tahini so i wouldn’t have to put it in there for the hubby. i don’t like it very much 🙂
Tara Burner says
i love making hummus
never thought about adding sweet potatoes
may have to give it a try 🙂
definitely do! i love the flavor it brings!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says
Fun! (might have to steal the FAQ idea!)
How about this one: Do you want to have kids? How many?
Sweet potatoes?!? Sounds so delish! I have been making my own hummus recently because store brands have a weird funk taste to them. Probably a preservative added or something. I want to know what your favorite kind of exercise is and also what made you start foodie pen pals? Such an awesome idea!
sweet potato is by far the best add-in i’ve discovered so far 🙂
Parita @ myinnershakti says
I love the combo you’ve got going here! Def. trying this out soon. Question for you – how long do leftovers last?
Allie @ Allie's Changing Kitchen says
Hey – I LOVE making my own hummus…It’s a bit of a challenge because stores offer hummus so cheaply now, but it’s so easy & makes SO many. Plus: It’s more fun to play around.
I usually make a spicy hummus but also made a sunflower seed hummus that was a hit! 🙂
spicy is definitely the best way to go 🙂
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile says
I’ve made my own hummus before and it came out way too thick! I like mine creamy. This looks awesome 😀
try adding a bit more liquid, some water or even a little extra tahini or peanut butter can help make it creamy
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
This looks so good! I make a roasted carrot hummus with turmeric and I love the sweetness combined with the salty…so good! Love the roasted pepper and sweet potato idea, I will definitely try this one out!
ooooh roasted carrot sounds great!
sarah @ sarah learns says
i STILL haven’t tried your sweet potato hummus. 🙁 i used to make a batch of hummus every week, but i haven’t done that in a long long time. sad. i need to get back on that.
do it! you will love it 🙂
Mattie @ Comfy and Confident says
I love the video! It is nice to see how its done! this looks so simple and so good!
glad you liked it! it’s so easy 🙂 especially if you just do sweet potato and some garlic powder, you can just throw the sweet potato in the microwave and you don’t have to worry about roasting anything 🙂
Cat @Breakfast to Bed says
I am just starting to make my own!!! I love that I can add a crapton of lemon and tahini!! Also, I love adding HEAT. Give.It.To.Me.Spicy!!
we’re big fans of spicy too! have you ever tried horseradish hummus?
Megan @ Fiterature says
Looks great, thanks for the video!
How do you remove the skin from a red pepper? Any tips?
i roast mine in the oven until the skin is blackened and then put it on a plate and cover it with foil for about 15 minutes. Once it’s cooled down, you can just peel the outer layer of skin off and pull off the top and inner membrane and seeds!
i could eat a whole jar of homemade hummus for lunch, no joke! dessert hummus is a new favorite. yum!
Love teh Q&A session. I have too many though. hehe.
i must try dessert hummus! do you have a fav recipe?? and there’s no such thing as too many questions 🙂 ask away!
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health says
I’ve never made my own hummus, but I bet that adding roasted sweet potato adds such a good flavor!! I would love to know what your hopes and dreams are with regard to becoming a registered dietician!
I have a few questions. Have you ever struggled with weight issues or exercise in the past? Or did you grow up fairly active and always ate well?
Oh YUM!! I never thought to add sweet potato! Such a genius idea! My hummus is simple – chickpeas, a bit of tahini paste, garlic, a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and lemon juice. Yum!
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
From one Hummus Queen to another…I say, “Hooray!”
[Worst comment ever? Yes.]
Talia @ Bite Size Wellness says
Sweet potato in hummus…such a great idea. I do love homemade hummus more than store bought and when it is this easy there is no reason to purchase!
Question: What is your all time favorite workout and why?
STILL need to make this. Thanks for the reminder. I did make hummus today but it was of the PB variety 😉 Good luck on your test!
Elle @ nutritionella says
I LOVE the pup lingering in the background! <3 I'm now going to make my own hummus. Thanks for sharing. xo
I love making my own hummus.. My favorite I make at home is a Jalapeno Hummus.. Super yummy and super spicy!
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says
i’ve made hummus before, but need to do it more often cause it’s so much better than the store bought stuff.
Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife says
I’m LOVING these vlogs!!! So fun. I do make my own hummus sometimes but haven’t made it in a while…this reminded me that I need to make some soon! And let’s see…a question about you…do you want to have children someday? Haha yes, I am nosey! 😛
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans says
Oh yum!! I love making homemade hummus!!
A question: What inspired you to start blogging?
Diana @ VeggieNextDoor says
Homemade hummus is the best – it doesn’t have the added oil of all the grocery store kinds. I hate when I see oil in the number 2 or 3 spot on the label, even before the tahini!
Maybe you’ve written about it before and I’ve missed it, but I’d love to hear where you want to take your RD license once you get it – working for a brand? a hospital? something completely different? 🙂
Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) says
I made my own hummus when I was in the peace corps and ever since then I just have NOT been able to get super into the storebought stuff! Making your own is so fun – I add a bunch of red pepper flakes to mine and way too much garlic.
Oh. My. Word. I finally tried this recipe over the weekend, and it is one of the best things I’ve ever made. SO GOOD! Thank you for this amazing recipe!! Now I keep trying to think of what else I can improve with sweet potatoes. 😀
Jennifer Speer says
What recommendations would you have for not using tahini, I like it, but it has citric acid which doesn’t do well for me. Also how long can you keep it in the fridge?
i often leave the tahini out of mine because i don’t like it. it just makes the hummus a little less creamy. you can try subbing peanut butter or almond butter for tahini to help with the creaminess. hummus should last about a week in the fridge.