• 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chickpea water from can
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame butter)
  • Splash of lemon juice

Makes: Enough for a small get-together
Total Time: 15 minutes


  1. Puree all ingredients except chickpea water and roasted peppers in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the chickpea water slowly and as needed to make the hummus the proper consistency.
  3. Add roasted red peppers and blend until desired texture.
  4. Garnish with parsley.

recipe_robinAbout the Chef

Chef: Robin Arellano
Family: Husband – Ahmad; daughter – Safia. Can’t forget Becky G, our newly adopted kitty cat.
Community: Solana Beach
Interests: I love cooking. My favorite thing to make is anything spicy. Mexican and Thai food probably are the top two on my list. Anything that has a nice kick to it and of course, all ingredients are from scratch and organic.
Favorite Local Activity: As a family we love soaking up our beautiful coast and cruising the beach together. We truly live in paradise. I personally love all the yoga studios here. I try and get to yoga once a week.
About the Recipe: I chose this particular dish because it’s perfect to serve when you’re expecting guests or simply to pair with your nightly dinner. Garbanzo beans are full of nutrients such as fiber, and tons of your needed daily vitamins. Also the tahini (sesame butter) is purely vegan, GMO free, rich in protein, and high in fiber as well. It’s a tasty, healthy, impressive dish for anyone to enjoy.
About the Chef: Born and raised in sunny San Diego, I graduated high school and sold real estate at 19. I managed to stay in the top one percent of San Diego for many years. I then purchased a small boutique tanning salon while I was pregnant. It was the perfect transition job while I was pregnant and I was able to take my daughter to work with me everyday. I sold the salon when we moved to Solana Beach four years ago, and have been in the car industry ever since. I work with all the dealerships in San Diego for ADESA San Diego.

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