Diehard "American Idol" viewers will remember Sarah Sellers as the geek-chic food blogger who made it to Hollywood Week last year. (Watch her Season 10 audition here.) Sarah has since continued her food-blogging, and has been cooking up scrumptious snack suggestions for any "Idol" viewing party and posting them here in Reality Rocks each week.
So tonight, this season's top 13 (five girls and five guys voted through by America, and three Wild Cards chosen by the judges) will at long last be revealed. It's sure to be a nail-biting two hours (yep, two hours--you'd better have a lot of sustaining snacks on hand). But I recommend you leave your nails alone and bite into Sarah's latest hearty recipe instead. Enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
▪ 1 15oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
▪ 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers
▪ 1/3 cup Tahini paste
▪ juice from 1/2 a lemon
▪ 2 garlic cloves
▪ 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley
▪ 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
▪ salt and pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more olive oil in small amounts until you've reached the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
Garnish with a few sprigs of parsley and serve with pita chips or raw veggies.
Check out Sarah's food and music blogs at http://sarahsmusicalkitchen.com