Roasted red peppers and smoked paprika are the perfect complements to traditional hummus.After a long winter here in Michigan, there is nothing better than finally being able to entertain outdoors. From pool parties to beach-side picnics to backyard BBQ’s, we will take any excuse we can get to soak up some much needed Vitamin D.
Recently my friends at Kettle Brand® asked me to create a summer inspired video recipe in honor of the season. Let me tell you, after months and months of being cooped up indoors, I jumped on the opportunity! If there is one thing Michiganders do not take for granted it is warm weather. :)
When it comes to outdoor dining, I like to create dishes that can handle the hot sun. Hummus is a long time family favorite and it’s perfect for warm weather because it doesn’t contain mayo, sour cream or yogurt which require refrigeration. To save time and stress the day of the party, make this hummus a day or two in advance. Not only will it give you more time on the day of the event to relax with your friends and family, but hummus tastes better the next day once the flavors develop.
To serve, spread the hummus in a thin layer on a large platter and top with plenty of fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts. If you’re accommodating gluten allergies, Kettle Brand® potato chips are a great option. Of course, we all know that potato chips can be a bit addictive but you can snack on these guilt-free for a few reasons:
- Kettle Brand® has used natural, non-GMO ingredients since their founding in 1978.
- Kettle Brand® is the first potato chip brand to be verified as using non-GMO ingredients by the Non-GMO Project.
- Sea Salt (my favorite flavor!) contains only three ingredients: potatoes, oil, and sea salt.
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Place chickpeas, roasted peppers, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, smoked paprika and salt in a food processor and puree on high speed until smooth.
- Gradually add the water, starting at a couple tablespoons, until you reach desired consistency.
- Spread hummus on a large platter and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts.
I also did a video to walk people through the process. Check it out.