Hubby took a liking to a variety of spicy pepper hummus the local Walmart sold; but, like most mass-produced supermarket products, one day they stopped carrying it. So what did hubby do? He devised his own recipe. The part I always had trouble with was blending the ingredients together to get the smooth consistency without purchasing yet another electric gadget to clutter up the kitchen. With a little research on that there world-wide-web, I found the answer - an immersion blender. And it works beautifully. Here's the recipe and here are the pictures of the results.
1 can chick peas, drained (but keep 1/4 cup liquid)
1/4 chick pea liquid
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons Tahini
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon crushed red peppers
1 tablespoon diced japaleno peppers
1/4 teaspoon pepper (we love cracked peppercorns ground in a coffee grinder)
Mix in a tall container with an immersion blender.
Nutrition: 1/4 cup: Calories-170, Protein- 4 grams, Iron-6% of RDA, Carbs-9grams, fat-13 grams, Calcium -2% of RDA, fiber - 3 grams.