Last weekend David’s grandparents came to town from Oregon. We had them over and served this appetizer. Like I’ve mentioned before, David’s healthy diet has changed our eating habits quite a bit. Not to say we were unhealthy before, but before his diet, I probably wouldn’t have only made a hummus veggie plate. Luckily, everyone enjoyed it. I did break down and buy two bags of chips from Whole Foods for them. I’m glad I did, because I ended up finding one of my new favorite chips. David’s Grandpa Al, also seemed pretty smitten with them.
I’m not a big chip person at all, but Whole Foods had these on sale for $2 a bag and it was well worth it! The bag to the right is called Late July and the flavor was “Dude Ranch”. It reminded me of a healthier version of Doritos Cool Ranch, but SO much better. Highly highly recommend them. As for the baked potato chips, they were good, but nothing to write home about.
You’ve probably also heard by now that there’s this little thing called the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday. I’m sure you’ve seen lots of really tempting appetizers for the big game all around the interwebz. You should probably be the cool kid, and make this healthy appetizer to where ever you’re headed. It’s funny how watching a sport makes people want to eat food that’s unhealthy. At least you won’t feel guilty eating this appetizer.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Adapted from Cooking Light October 2010
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup chopped jarred roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1. Place garlic in a food processor and pulse a couple times. Add remaining ingredients to the processor and process until smooth.