I learned today why my wife's hummus is so much creamier than hummus from the store. She called me into the kitchen to give her a hand removing the outside of the chick peas. I didn't know chick peas had an 'outside.' While it looks incredibly tedious, they separate quite easily and help make the hummus very creamy. This particular red pepper and sun-dried tomato hummus was no exception. So, if you ever try to make your own, make sure and take a few extra minutes to make it much more delicious!