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March 2, 2020

Roasted red bell pepper Hummus | Gluten free and Vegan Dips

Hummus is a versatile gluten free and vegan condiment (primarily originated in the Mediterranean /or middle eastern Cuisine) thats served either as part of an appetiser in a Lebanese Platter or as a stand alone snack. Muhammara - another Middle Eastern dip is also as popular as hummus, as is baba ghanosh - most of these are served with Pita Bread and Baked Falafels 

The variations of hummus is enormous - from the classic to peas to roasted beetroot to roasted carrot with Indian Spices . As I observed in the last two flavours, roasting the veggies adds oomph and flavour to the hummus.


My original plan was to make green goddess hummus with peas , parsley and coriander. But I ran out of all of them (!) - does it ever happen to you that all major ingredients in a recipe run out of stock at the most critical juncture ?

Well, we are huge fans of chickpeas and there’s always a stock of cooked frozen chickpeas In the freezer. So out came the chickpeas and teamed with this roasted bell pepper (see pics below for details), this was the quickest dip I made before rushing off to the dreaded dentist appointment!!


My elder one who’s not a huge fan of hummus (!?) licked the spoon clean and asked for more. I personally don’t like olives so haven’t topped them with that, but I think a few slices of black olives would team very well with these.

A Lebanese Meal platter featured earlier on this blog:



So, tell me what’s your favourite hummus flavour ? I have loads of bookmarked recipes including Mir’s spinach harissa hummus. With the summer scorching Already here, we are sure to be making many more hummus varieties here . Stay tuned and till then enjoy this roasted red bell pepper hummus that goes to #236 Hummus Time with my friends at @FoodieMondayBloghop

Prep time (if chickpeas are ready) - 5 Mins , cook time - Nil

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What you need:
Booked chickpea (some people like to use only soaked chickpeas, but I like to
Make hummus with boiled and drain chickpea) - 1 cup
1 medium sized bell pepper 
Salt to taste 
Tahini - 2 tsp (I simply used 2 tsp of roasted sesame seeds with great results) 
Cumin powder -1/2 tsp 
Sumac-1/3 tsp (sub with lemon juice) 
Garlic cloves - 3 large 
Olive oil - 3 tsp + 2 tsp for topping 
Water- 2 tsp or use accordingly 

How to:
Grill or roast the bell pepper. Cool for 5 mins and peel off the charred skin lightly. Cut into cubes (reserve some for topping). 
In a food processor / blender , add the chickpeas, salt, sumac, spices , garlic and pulse till the chickpeas are soft and mushy . 
now add the rest of the ingredients and pulse till you get a creamy consistency of the hummus. 
Top with chopped bell pepper , some more olive oil and serve with crudités. My kids loved it with some Cumin Grissini and veg crudités. 


9 comments:

  1. Even we love chickpeas to the core and love experimenting new flavors with it. Your roasted bell pepper hummus is the one I want to try next as it sounds flavorful to me.

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    1. Thank you Poonam - its very flavourful :) do try !

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  2. We love hummus, and keep experimenting with different flavours. I like the idea of adding roasted peppers to hummus. Must have made it so flavourful! Love the rich colour of the hummus too. :)

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  3. Love the idea of adding roasted peppers to hummus, would add so much unique flavour and texture. Would love to have with some salads.

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  4. I love roasted Pepper hummus but don't make it at home as hubby doesn't
    like peppers. I find that it goes so well with the nachos and as a spread for sandwiches.

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  5. Wow that is delicious n I love the idea of green peas hummus too, not sure if we will like parsley though.
    I think we will love the red pepper hummus a lot. It is something similar to Muhammara isn't it?

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  6. Roasted bell pepper hummus looks so flavorful and delish. I have made it with roasted peppers but not bell pepper.Tastes amazing with Nachos.

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  7. Hummus looks so flavorful and delicious. Loved the use of roasted bell peppers. I am sure it will be taste great. I will try your version sometime.

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  8. Roasted hummus are always hit for me. The use of red pepper here is a lovely idea to make hummus. Looks to be loaded with much flavor and must be delicious !

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