Lately I’ve been rather low on money meaning that I haven’t been able to eat out as much as I usually do. This said, it’s been a great opportunity to get back into homemade food! I absolutely love hummus and my favourite is roasted red pepper.
I’ve been making hummus for a few years but I recently decided to upgrade it with some roasted red pepper to incorporate my favourite flavour. It worked incredibly well, so here is the recipe!
Red Pepper Hummus
- Hand blender or food processor
- 1 can chickpeas drained
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 tbsp tahini
- 1 clove garlic crushed or finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 red bell pepper
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Cut the red pepper in half. Place on a baking tray with the skin facing up. Roast for 30 minutes until the skin is slightly shrivelled and beginning to brown.
- Leave to cool and remove skin.
- To a large bowl, add all ingredients except pepper. To make your hummus extra creamy, add 1 tbsp liquid from the can of chickpeas before draining.
- Blend with a hand blender or a food processor.
- Cut up the cooled roasted pepper and add to hummus. Blend until smooth.
I normally serve my hummus with pitta bread, pepper and carrot. Sometimes I grill some halloumi and have that too (which I would highly recommend!).
So there you have it! Let me know if you decide to try it out (you won’t regret it!).