Roasted Pepper Hummus

Fork Facts:

The word “hummus” only means “chickpea” in Arabic. Hummus is known to help ease inflammation, promote heart health, and support blood sugar management. Even though hummus traditionally originated in the Middle East, it is enjoyed worldwide. It is the perfect combination of protein, healthy fats and fiber. Chickpeas are the base ingredient in hummus, also known as Garbanzo beans, Bengal gram, Egyptian peas and Ceci beans.

SERVES: 6 portions

RECIPE TIME: 15 minutes

Palate Profile

The great thing about hummus is the endless combination of flavours it can take on! Not only is it smooth, but the addition of colourful vegetables like beetroot and carrot give it an earthy taste to compliment the nutty, buttery flavour of the chickpeas. What makes hummus so special compared to other dips you ask? The answer to that would be it is more than just a dip and can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. While a traditional hummus recipe typically includes tahini, the Kidco Kitchen prepares hummus without the use of sesame to prevent any potential allergic reactions.

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment! Different ingredients enhance the flavour of your hummus, so start by adding one ingredient at a time, so your palate can adjust. Try adding ingredients like roasted garlic, as its deep, smoky taste complements a pita perfectly!
  • Try adding a drizzle of olive oil, crispy chickpeas and parsley on top of the hummus for some extra crunch and colour!
  • Traditionally hummus is served with pita or on a meze platter but you can also use it in wraps and sandwiches.

What you need:

  • 2 Cup Chickpea
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Roasted Red Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Water, As Needed

What to do:

  1. Make sure you wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy. Add more water or lemon juice if necessary for a smooth puree.
  3. Enjoy with pita or crackers!