Before I go on & on about how great homemade hummus is... I am going to walk you through how to make roasted red peppers -- the way my grandmother taught me.
(I used these peppers in my hummus!)
First I took 2 red peppers washed them, sliced them down the middle and took out the seeds. Next, I placed them on a broiler pan, lining the bottom pan with foil- just in case.
Turn your oven onto low broil and place the pan into the oven. I always leave the oven cracked a bit, so I can keep an eye on the peppers.
Once your peppers start to blacken on the tops, they are ready to come out! My peppers took about 8 minutes. But keep checking on yours!!
Immediately after you take the peppers out of the oven, with a fork carefully place the peppers into a paper bag.
Fold down the paper bag and let sit until the peppers are cool.
Once the peppers are cool take them out of the bag and place on a plate and begin to peel the skin off.
Now that your peppers are ready.... you can slice them up to use them in your hummus-- OR
my grandmother puts the peppers in olive, garlic and a little salt & pepper. She then lets them marinate over night.
Simple & delicious.
Roasted red peppers with the salty olive oil seeping through the soft middle and the crunchy crust of a piece of Italian bread...reminds of Sundays at my grandmothers house.