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Red Pepper Peanut Butter Hummus


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Tahini is a wonderful thing.  It is tasty and can really be used to make a lot of yummy dishes.  Our problem with tahini is that it can be relatively expensive and it always seems to spoil before we can use it all.  That means that we tend to very rarely purchase it.  The other day while on her way to work Cassie caught the tail end of an interview on National Public Radio with a chef who had a new book coming out.  She was talking about some of her favorite holiday dishes in this new book.  Unfortunately Cassie did not catch who the chef was or what her new book was called, but she did catch her speaking about making hummus with peanut butter in place of tahini.  Peanut butter is a staple in our home and we always have some spare peanut butter around so we decided to make some hummus for a healthy snack on Christmas Eve.  We never got around to making it Christmas eve, but we did make it the day after Christmas and it was wonderful.  There isn't a huge difference from hummus with tahini, but it gives it a bit of a peanuty hint of flavor.  We both really enjoyed it.

Red Pepper Peanut Butter Hummus
Adapted from About.com  and the mystery interview on NPR
1 16 oz. can chickpeas, drained
1/4 c. water
juice from 1 medium lemon
2 T. all natural peanut butter
2 cloves garlic minced
1 t. salt
3 T. olive oil
1/2- 1 t. red pepper flakes

1) Add all ingredients to a mini chopper or food processor and pulse until smooth.  If the mixture is too grainy add some more water or olive oil until you reach the desired consistency. 


I'm so excited to have found this recipe! I don't make hummus for the same reason as you-I can't justify the cost of the tahini. But I love hummus and it's a great, healthy snack. I'm excited to make this tomorrow.

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