Whenever I organize a house party or a get together, my favorite food to experiment is Snacks. Though I love to make varieties of veg and non veg starters, there is one dish that is always on my menu, Crackers! And I serve these crackers along with some delicious dips, that makes this appetizer filling and interesting.
One of my most favourite dip is Hummus. I know it can get boring to serve the same regular hummus for all the parties, and therefore I keep changing its flavour, which also brings a twist in its taste. For my last party, I made this ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS and everyone loved the earthy, spicy and smoky flavour of this hummus. You can also try some of my other favourite Hummus recipes – Black Bean Hummus, Savoury Pumpkin Hummus, Sweet Potato Hummus, Roasted Beet Hummus, Black Olive Hummus and the classic Best Hummus.
It is also very healthy and nutritious, as it is loaded with chickpeas which is a great source of protein. So, it is a great recipe to include in your everyday meals. You can even make Red Pepper Hummus and store in your refrigerator for about 4 to 5 days in an air tight container.
So, if your looking for a delectable and easy dip for your next house party, learn how to make this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe. Here is how to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe.
What is Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus?
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is an interesting way to give a twist to your classic hummus. In this recipe, the red bell pepper is roasted till its skin is charred and black. Once done, peel the skin and chop them into small pieces. Add these charred red bell pepper in the mixer grinder and grind it along with the basic hummus ingredients – chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, salt and red chilli powder.
The charred red bell pepper not only gives a beautiful smoky flavour to the hummus, but also adds to its colour. Once done, add some olive oil, sprinkle some red chilli powder and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves on top. This hummus made from scratch will surely please your palate!
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Ingredients
What to eat with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus?
Popularly, roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus is served along with Pita Bread or Lavash Crackers. But, I also prefer to serve it along with some raw vegetable sticks which includes cucumber and carrots.
You can also spread this flavoured hummus on your sandwiches, wraps, rolls or even fill in the tarts. The creamy Hummus adds a fantastic texture to them. May be make a hummus pizza, and spread hummus instead of tomato sauce in it. You can even add it as a dressing to your salad, if you like to give it a creamy texture.
It even goes well as a side dish along with Lebanese/Mediterranean Style Grilled Chicken or any meat of your choice or make a mezze platter and serve this hummus as one of the dip. If you serve it any other way too, do share with me. I would love to try it out!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Without Tahini
Usually, Tahini is added to make hummus, but if you don’t have it, you can use roasted sesame seeds instead. You can also skip the tahini and sesame seeds, but I would suggest you to add them, as it gives a nice flavour to the hummus.
What does Roasted Red Pepper Hummus taste like?
It has an earthy and smoky flavour to it, as we have used charred red bell peppers to make this recipe. The robust flavours from the roasted red bell peppers compliments the nutty taste of the hummus really well.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe Step By Step
Wash the bell peppers and wipe with a kitchen towel. Apply oil on the skin of the bell peppers.
Heat the oven to 180 degree C. Place the bell peppers on a baking tray and roast the bell peppers till their skin turns black.
Rotate the peppers a few times during roasting. Remove the peppers when slightly blackened from all the sides.
Remove the skin and and seeds of the peppers.
In a blender, blend roasted peppers, boiled chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, salt and red chili powder to make a smooth paste. Add little water if required.
Transfer in a bowl. Drizzle some olive oil on top. Sprinkle red chili powder.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Red bell peppers - 2
- Chickpeas - 1/2 cup soaked for 5-6 hours and then boiled till soft
- Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp slightly roasted
- Garlic - 8-10 cloves
- Olive oil - 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
- Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
- Wash the bell peppers and wipe with a kitchen towel.
- Apply oil on the skin of the bell peppers.
- Heat the oven to 180 degree C .
- Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and roast the bell peppers till their skin turns black.
- Rotate the peppers a few times during roasting.
- Remove the peppers when slightly blackened from all the sides.
- Remove the skin and and seeds of the peppers.
- In a blender, blend roasted peppers, boiled chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, salt and red chili powder to make a smooth paste.
- Add little water if required.
- Transfer in a bowl.
- Drizzle some olive oil on top.
- Sprinkle red chili powder.
- Serve with crackers or pita bread.