Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hummus with Pimmentos

Pimentos are also called cherry peppers which are small, round in shape, like red bell peppers(roasted) they also can be found in canned jars. Read more about pimentos here.

I was thinking of making something quick and light for our evening snack, so I used a can of chickpeas and small jar of pimentos to make hummus. I can say this recipe is a 5 minute wonder !

  • Chickpeas - 1 cup (I used store brought, so rinse with water and drain well)
  • Pimentos - about 2 tbsp (I used store brought, Roasted red bellpeppers be used instead)
  • Roasted sesame seeds - 1tbsp ( use tahini paste instead)
  • Green chilli's- 1 for spiciness
  • Cilantro leaves- 1 hand full
  • Olive oil - 1tsp
  • Salt to taste.

In a blender, put all the above ingredients and grind together to smooth paste. If required add more Olive oil or water, while grinding. Thats it, enjoy with chips or crackers.

* Leftovers can be used as a base for making noodles or spread on pizza.

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