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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 Platteror 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.

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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 ?

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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!!

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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.

ALebanese Meal platterfeatured earlier on this blog:

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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

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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 

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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. 


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9 Comments

  1. Poonam Bachhav

    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.

  2. Priya Iyer

    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. 🙂

  3. cookwithrenu

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

  4. Mayuri Patel

    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.

  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?

  6. preethi'scuisine

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

  7. Sujata Roy

    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.

  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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