Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus

If we are being honest with one another, I have a problem. The problem snuck up on me pretty slowly and now I’m in a full on free fall. I think I’m addicted to hummus. Yes, hummus. Plain, garlic, or spinach I’ll eat it. I think of it more of a super power. Sure, Superman can fly, and stop trains and save people, but can he down a container of hummus in a single sitting!? While on a hummus high I mixed up a batch of this delicious Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus and now there’s no going back!

Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus


1 Can Chickpeas
1 Roasted Red Bell Pepper
5 Cloves of Roasted Garlic
2 tbl. Tahini
1 tbl. Lemon
1/2 tsp. Parsley
3/4 tsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. Paprika
1/4 tsp. Salt
Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Remove the stem and seeds from the bell pepper, and cut in to pieces. On a baking sheet, brush the bell pepper with olive oil and roast along side a head of garlic for an hour.

Once they are cooked remove from the oven and allow to completely cool.

In a food processor blend the bell pepper and garlic. Add in the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and drizzle in olive oil.

Blend together until smooth.

Finally, mix in the seasonings (parsley, cumin, paprika, and salt) and blend until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.

Serve with chips, bread, vegetables, eat it with your fingers, find some pretzels, you get it. It’s just time to get down to business.

Pita Chips

Chip Week! More delicious and safer than shark week. What better way to start chip week off than with a tried and true friend, the Pita Chip. A sturdy specimen of a chip, great for dipping, scooping, and general munching. Since these chips are made out of pita bread, they’re basically a sandwich. Which mean its healthy, and you can definitely eat it any time of the day.

Pita Chips

1 Pita Round
1 tbl. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper
1/8 tsp. Ground Paprika
Heavy sprinkle of sea salt

This recipe is so easy, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever fretted when you find yourself at the wrong end of a pita chip bag.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees

Cut the pita bread into desired shapes. I did general triangles, but hey go wild. You only live once.

Toss the bread pieces with olive oil and seasonings. Lay the chips in a single layer, not over lapping, on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake the chips for 20 minutes, turning them over at the halfway point.

Once they are evenly tanned, remove them from the oven, and allow them to completely cool before serving.

These chips are so good on their own, but who doesn’t like company? Don’t forget to save some to try with hummus!

*This recipe is easy to double for entertaining.