Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekend Recipe

Our dear friend Jeannie has a hummus recipe to share with us today. Evidently she has been finding loads of delicious recipes in "Eat, Drink & Be Vegan" by Dreena Burton and this is one of those little gems.

And, friends, please don't FREAK OUT when you see the word 'vegan.' It's just a word. It doesn't have to be scary. It doesn’t mean you have to start wearing plastic shoes and carrying a canvas purse. And you don't actually have to be a vegan or even a vegetarian to enjoy a vegan recipe. As I've mentioned before, we do not eat a strictly vegan, or even purely vegetarian, diet here at the Entlich household. However, we do eat a predominately plant-based diet with plenty of vegetarian and vegan meals making a star performance at the dinner table.

And we really like hummus around here. It could have something to do with my overwhelming desire to move to a Mediterranean climate or my love of fancy kitchen appliances like food processors. Regardless, we eat more than our fair share of hummus and I can't wait to try this one!

Roasted Red Pepper and Almond Hummus

1/2 cups raw almonds
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cups cooked (or canned) chickpeas
1/2 cup roasted red peppers (from jar), excess liquid drained and patted dry
1 medium clove garlic, sliced
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2-4 Tbsp. water, to thin as needed

In a food processor, add 1/2 cup almonds and pulse until very fine.

Add vinegar, oil, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.

Puree until smooth, gradually adding water as desired to thin dip; scraping down sides of bowl several times.

Once smooth, add parsley and puree briefly to lightly incorporate ingredients.

Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Drizzle with additional oil to finish, if desired.

Optional for garnish: 1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley and/or 1-2 tbsp chopped almonds


  1. yum yum yum! anything + hummus = a tasty meal

    can't wait to make it this weekend!

  2. This recipe is the shizz-nick! I made it Wednesday night and it is now officially gone. Henry and I were fighting for it at lunch today. 2 thumbs up in my book!

  3. This recipe is the shizz-nick! I made it Wednesday night and it is now officially gone. Henry and I were fighting for it at lunch today. Two thumbs up in in my book.

  4. No nuts in our household...oh well

  5. i actually like plastic shoes. i realize that's sort of missing the point of this post.
    HI JEANNIE! just LOVE ya Jeannie!

  6. Glennon, me too! Love plastic shoes, that is. I wish I still had my jelly sandals from elementary school. ho hum.

  7. South LAkes Mama...okay, I'll get you another hummus recipe sans nuts. The book is full of 'em.

  8. Jelly sandals are making a come-back I think. Considering getting the family matching pairs for the summer. Everything old is new again.

  9. ERin, what does that say about us? Old and fabulous maybe?! :-)

    PS: Just made my second batch of the hummus.

  10. I made this over the weekend it was a HUGE hit. I only used a teaspoon of the Olive Oil and it still came out mighty. Thank you so much for sharing!