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JALAPENO AND ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS

This recipe arrived with a packet of information from the North American Olive Oil Association.

INGREDIENTS

2 cans (15 oz. each) garbanzo beans

2 tablespoons tahini paste

3 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon cumin

3/4cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2lemon, juiced

Salt to taste

2 jalapenos, seeded and finally chopped

3 roasted red peppers

1/4cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt

In a food processor, combine the garbanzos, tahini paste, garlic cloves, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Blend until a smooth paste forms. Reserve.

In a bowl, mix the jalapenos, roasted red peppers and olive oil. Add salt to taste.

To serve, place the pepper mix on top of the center of the hummus. Serve with baked pita bread or pita chips.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Tip: You can purchase prepared roasted red peppers at the grocery store, where you can also find tahini paste in the ethnic or international aisle or at local Mediterranean markets.

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