Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe

There is a lovely blogging event going on over at Melle Cotte to encourage people to eat more cancer-fighting foods – Cooking to Combat Cancer II. I think eating cancer-fighting foods is important, especially with my family history. Both of my parents have had cancer. It’s nearly impossible these days to meet someone who doesn’t know someone who has had cancer. I wear a pink breast cancer band every day. I even almost forgot to take it off on my wedding day!

Hubby and I LOVE hummus. And, according to this article, beans help fight cancer! Score! The article lists 11 Cancer Fighting Foods:

Beans: Beans contain a number of phytochemicals, which have been shown to prevent or slow genetic damage to cells. While this makes beans beneficial for helping to reduce your risk of many types of cancer, specific research has suggested they are especially potent in preventing prostate cancer. As an added bonus, the high fiber content of beans has been connected with a lower risk of digestive cancers.

I’ve been wanting to make some myself for a while, but have had a really hard time finding Tahini. I finally found it and have made hummus 3 times in 2 weeks.

Homemade really is SO MUCH better than store bought. I followed Katie’s recipe except I added one roasted red pepper to the mix. It was delicious.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – from Katie, adapted by Me
1 12-oz can chick peas
1 roasted red pepper
1-2 large cloves garlic – I used 4
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp+ tahini (sesame paste)
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp salt

Drain water from the can of chick peas into a small bowl and reserve.

In a food processor (or blender), mix together the chick peas with the remaining rest of the ingredients, being careful to add second half of lemon juice and tahini slowly, stopping to taste.

Slowly add some of the reserved liquid from beans and a bit of water for correct consistency,(about 1-2 minutes) until a smooth, slightly fluid paste is formed.

Refrigerate for at least 30 mins before serving. This changes the taste of the hummus by allowing the flavors to form.

Note: to dress the hummus up for the table, the traditional way of serving is on a plate, with an extra drizzle of olive oil on top and a sprinkle of paprika and chopped parsley.

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12 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Bars”

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    Katie — April 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! I love this idea!! 🙂

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    cateskitchen — April 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Perfect! I crave sugar cookies a lot but just can’t handle the rolling out process sometimes.

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    wyndesnow — April 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    These look yummy! My kids are always asking me to make sugar cookies and I start out strong and by the end am regretting making them. This may be the perfect tradeoff.

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    madebymel — April 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Yum! These look delicious and way easier than frosting individual cookies!

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    Kerstin — April 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What a great idea – I rarely take the time to make cookies since bars are so much faster and just as tasty. I love all the sprinkles too 🙂

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    bcallegra — April 8, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Just the recipe I was looking for – I may have to try it this week as an Easter treat for my coworkers.

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    Jen — April 8, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Anyone who is thinking about making these definitely should. They’re seriously SO GOOD. I just made them Sunday and I’m making them again for Easter.

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I had the same reaction when they popped up in my google reader – and now again this time. They are on my list!

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    Dawn — April 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I keep seeing these and now I must try them. I love, no crave, sugar cookies all the time.

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    finsmom — April 14, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I will be making this soon! Looks incredible!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ingrid — April 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yum, I’ve made these before. They are excellent and soooo much easier. Yours looks good. I’m going to try them with buttercream instead of cream cheese frosting next time.
    ~ingrid

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    Hui Min — July 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I think it will be better to put up the size of the baking pan too.
    Thank you very much for the recipe. =D

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