Roasted Vegetable Hummus

Makes 3 C dip (approximately)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Cost: about $2.00 if your vegetables are cheap


1/2 eggplant

1 small tomato, seeded

1/2 red pepper

1/2 onion (1/4 if your onion is huge), optional

1 clove garlic

2 Tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper for sprinkling

Dice these and roast them at with olive oil and salt and pepper for 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees until they turn dark at the edges. Note: I think when combining this with the hummus you can skip the onion which will give the final product a more purely hummus-y taste. But it's up to you.

Once roasted, let cool for a minute and then throw them in the blender with this:

1 can chick peas, drained

1/4 C tahini

1/4 C olive oil

1/8-1/4 C water

Blend until smooth.

Eat with crackers or sour dough bread. Oh, and have some gum on hand for afterwards; you're gonna need it.

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