I just made this dip last weekend for my parents Memorial Day party. I thought it was excellent. I got to use my massive food processor and basil from my garden!
Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
You will need:
15 oz can of garbanzo beans drained
1 roasted red bell pepper (I did this myself for the first time. I explain below!)
3 tablespoons fresh basil
3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all of the above into a food processor. Pulse away until you get it at the consistency you like it. I served this with crackers and veg sticks.
Now - how to roasted a red pepper. Cut off bottom and top. Slice down the side and roll open. Remove seeds and interior lining(the white stuff!). Lay skin down on grill top open flame. Once skin is charred, removed and put in a plastic bag and let the steam help the skin to soften so you can remove the skin.