Red Capsicum Houmous

    25 mins

    Spicy and sweet, this houmous brings both flavours to your table. Great with pita bread or chips or on top of bread.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 400g safed chane (chickpeas), soaked overnight and boiled or 1 can, drained
    • 100g roasted red peppers from a jar
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri degi mirch or cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • small handful chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In an electric blender or food processor, purée the chickpeas, red peppers, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt. Process, using long pulses, until the mixture is fairly smooth, and slightly fluffy. Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses.
    2. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (The houmous can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.) Sprinkle the hummus with the chopped parsley before serving. Drizzle with olive oil if desired.

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    Mmmmmm! This recipe is excellent. I roasted my own peppers (To do this, place pepper directly on the burner over a medium flame until skin is blackened on all sides, toss in ice water, remove skin, and voila! roasted red pepper) Soooo good! and much cheaper than store bought.  -  16 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I am not a big fan of hummus but this recipe was great! I made this for my boyfriend who loves hummus, this was the best he ever had. I liked it because of the easiness and quickness - everything goes into the blender! I also liked the flavor that the roasted red pepers gave. The only hard part was finding the tahini at the grocery store. I was lucky to find someone who knew what tahini was. Prior to this recipe I did not know what it was. It is (if you don't know) ground sesame seeds. It is paste-like and comes in a jar.  -  29 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is my favorite hummus recipe. It's easy to make, very inexpensive and I can adjust the garlic and cayenne pepper to suit my taste (I like a lot of both). I have this on hand all the time as a treat for me! It's not as high fat/high calorie as some other hummus recipes. The color is really pretty too.  -  28 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)