Brighten up traditional hummus with a sweet purée of roasted red or orange bell peppers (try our Roasted Bell Peppers).
This isn't a traditional hummus, but it serves the same delicious purpose; it's a great dip for pita chips or crudités, and it's a tasty sandwich spread, too.
Peel the roasted peppers and discard the skins, stems and seeds. Place the peppers, walnuts, garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and garlic in a food processor and purée the mixture. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper.
Serve at room temperature or refrigerate, covered, for up to 5 days.
Per serving: Calories 35, Fat 3 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 10 mg, Carbohydrates 3 grams, Fiber 1 gram, 1 gram, Protein 1 gram.
Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 50%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.