Chickpea & red pepper dip

Chickpea & red pepper dip

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Ready in 5 mins


Serves 4
A fresh and healthy chickpea & red pepper dip for entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal223
  • fat18g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 390g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 2 roasted, deseeded red pepper, chopped (from a jar is fine)



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • small handful chopped fresh coriander
  • toasted pitta bread, to serve


  1. Place the chickpeas in a food processor with the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, red peppers and coriander. Blitz to a paste. Season to taste. Serve in a bowl with toasted pitta breads.

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Comments (10)

Garbanzo III's picture

I added a couple of sun-dried tomatoes in oil, as well as the cumin as suggested below.
Also substituted flat-leaf parsley for the coriander.

I love garlic, but I think 1 whole clove of raw garlic was a bit too potent, even for me!

psamiad1's picture

Wasn't very impressed. Bit bland.

janetell's picture

I made this with just one red pepper and added cumin as suggested by Donna D (thanks for the tip!).

I found it really tasty and I'm going to have mine on my home made bread made with half spelt flour/half white. Yum!

donnadrew's picture

Really tasty - I added a teaspoon of lazy chilli & half of ground cumin.
Will be also adding half a block of feta next time - very soon!!

carolyn12's picture

Great dip. Roasted red peppers and added some chilli.

sarahdarah's picture

Something was missing and I'm not sure what it was. I agree it was a rather bland dip so i added some fresh chilli which definitely perked it up and then tried adding the feta as suggested in the recipe. Even threw in a couple of walnuts in the end. It was okay but not great.

bidston1973's picture

Was really disappointed by this recipe. Found it incredibly bland, even when I added extra roasted pepper. Maybe some chilli would have perked it up??

karenp05's picture

I used raw red pepper and added some crushed chillies - went down a treat

monkeyboy's picture

I remember knocking up this dish a while back.
Very easy and delicious! An absolute no-brainer dip - ideal with toasted pittas or breadsticks alike

devonshire's picture

I made this just to try it out and everyone loved it, now I can't remember how many times I have made it!

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