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 “Vegan Sugar Free Chocolate Rum Cookies”

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! I hope you’re doing well!

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    Katie — January 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Vegan cookies huh? And sugar-free? Wow, they look good!

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    Cara — January 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

    like truffles or fudge, huh? I’ll take one!

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    Cara — January 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

    or 5 🙂

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    Evan @swEEts — January 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I love cookie exchanges too! I actually participated in Steph’s exchange too 🙂 These cookies sound delicious and if they’re vegan they’re supposed to be healthy right??

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    Stephchows — January 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    ooo these sound amazing for the exchange! Sorry it was a challenge to find a recipe but I’m so glad you found one you liked!!

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    Cursuri cosmetica — February 1, 2011 at 11:16 am

    These cookies look amazing. I mean they contain chocolate, rum, plus they are sugar-free. This is the perfect dessert. Thanks for sharing.

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    Eliana — February 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    WOW – this cookie could not look more delicious 🙂

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    Debra A Rogers — July 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

    How are these sugar free with maple syurp in them that has lots of sugar

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    Nichole Spence — December 13, 2013 at 2:52 am

    How many cookies does this make in one batch?

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:56 am

      If I remember correctly, it made ~2 dozen cookies.

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    seafood in perdido key — July 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Normally, I don’t like Oreo flavor. But this cake make me hungry.

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