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Tomato & Chickpea Hummus

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 1 dry pint Tango™ Tomatoes
  • 1 cup cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or rosemary
  • 2 cups frozen green chick peas (available in your frozen foods isle or substitute with regular canned garbanzo beans)
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans (canned white beans will also work) drained and rinsed.
  • 1 roasted, skinned and seeded Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper (optional)
  • ½ tsp Sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper

This Tango™ Tomato and Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper Hummus is a staple that should be in your fridge at all times! It is a quick and healthy snack that is great on the go.

Instructions

  1. In a pot over low/medium heat, simmer the tomatoes with the olive oil, garlic and fresh thyme for 10 minutes.
  2. Reserve the oil, discard the thyme or rosemary sprigs.
  3. In a table top mixer, add the green chick peas, the regular garbanzo beans and the strained tomatoes. Puree for 20 seconds.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add half of the olive oil/garlic mixture that you cooked the tomatoes in, as well as the roasted pepper. Puree for another minute
  5. Serve with fresh, raw Tango™ Tomatoes with crackers or other veggies. Fresco® Mini Cucumbers are the perfect accompaniment!