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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Ingredients

1 red bell pepper
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

Place red pepper in broiler. Broil on high until charred on all sides, turning often. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 minutes. Rub away charred skin and discard. Seed and chop pepper. Place in food processor. Add chickpeas, almonds, lemon juice, salt, cumin, paprika, garlic and cayenne pepper. Process until smooth. With processor running, add olive oil. Process until smooth. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island



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