I have a pretty awesome hummus story. Doesn’t have to do with Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus in particular, but I just have to share it.
So one day, I bought a hummus and went on home. I popped it in the fridge and never opened it. About a week later, I see a story trending on the internet about a recall of certain brand’s hummus. The way to determine if you had an affected one was dependent on the expiration date. I checked mine, and sure enough, it was a bad one. So I tossed it without evening thinking twice about it.
Mikey got home from work later on and I was casually mentioning it to him when he told me to check if there were any offers online for the inconvenience. I didn’t check, but he did and within a week, I had 2 manufacturer’s coupons in my mailbox. They sent two coupons for 2 tubs of free hummus!! I stashed them away in my glove compartment (why do I always think that’s a great idea? Sure they’re always with me, but I also always forget about them!) and went about my week. The following week was a get together that we were hosting. I was panicking because I didn’t plan ahead and now I didn’t have an appetizer.
So off to Publix I went. As I was getting there, I remembered my coupons! I was so excited since this right here was gonna be the appetizer! As I approach the hummus fridge, I see a tag that says buy one get one free. I almost just took two since I had two coupons for free hummus, but then I thought, “hey, maybe this is a real thing and I could leave here with four!”
So with a cautious smile, I approached the cashier and told her I had two manufacturer’s coupons. She told me I wouldn’t be able to take 4, it would just be two. I tried to reason with her, but she just said no. I almost put it back when I asked her, “would you mind trying?” She reluctantly agreed and to her (and my) surprise, IT WORKED! Guys, I walked out of Publix with 4 free tubs of hummus.
Let coupons work their magic folks!
I was so proud. But I forgot the pita chips. Cause that’s how I roll. hahahaha
Lesson learned: Always ask nicely & if they say no, try once again. It might work. But I’m sure Publix employee should don’t appreciate that advice. Hahaha
Well, after that forgotten appetizer incident, I told myself that wouldn’t happen to me again. I had to figure out what I could always have on hand that would be perfect for guests who stop in unexpectedly or a little get together. Truthfully, I didn’t really want to go for the typical chips and salsa. After opening the fridge and seeing my beloved container of my favorite brand of hummus, I knew that was it!
I searched for recipes all over, but couldn’t find one I looooved. So I made up my own. Cause that’s what I do. Heh! Not only was this easy, but it was so good, you guys. SO GOOD. I knew this was going to be my new go-to.
And it’s true. I don’t buy hummus all that often anymore. I make my own and it’s delish. The reason it’s my new favorite things is because I can play with the flavors, switch things up and just really make it how we like it. Sometimes that means a little spice, other times that means more of a tahini kick. And even better, an extra sprinkle of lime juice. Mmm…
You may remember my basic hummus recipe from a few months back. It was easy, delicious and full of garlic. This one is so similar, but the biggest difference? Yep, you guessed it! The roasted sweet peppers. I wish I could make this and invite you all over to enjoy it with me (served with BJ’s pita chips cause those are the besttttt). The peppers give it a smoky taste, but there’s also a slight sweetness to them. So absolutely delicious. I can devour this in one sitting.
If you make this recipe, tag me on Instagram or hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried. I’d love to see your recipe!