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October 25, 2020

Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus has become a staple for so many of us … I’m never without a bowl of it in my fridge. Of all the many I’ve made this is far and away my favourite … looks so cheery and uplifting with it’s red colour and tastes even better …

1 red pepper, roughly chopped

1 tin chickpeas or butter beans (drain and rinse)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 large garlic clove sliced

2 tbsp tahini(sesame seed paste)

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp vegetable bouillion stock

1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp Himalayan or sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

¼ tsp paprika


1.  Preheat the oven to gas 6/200c/400f

2.  Put the chopped pepper in a small roasting tin and drizzle over the olive oil.Roast for 20 minutes

3.  Cool a little and put into a food processor with all the other ingredients and blend until smooth

4.  Tip into a serving dish and sprinkle with a little paprika


I have made this with uncooked red pepper which works well but the roasted pepper adds a sweetness and depth of flavor.