Red pepper houmous

Ready in 10 minutes


Serves 2
Use up those storecupboard ingredients and impress your friends at the same time with this delicious houmous dip

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving for two

  • kcal407
  • fat29g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre7g
  • protein11g
  • salt2.23g
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  • 410g can chickpeas
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a bit extra for drizzling
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  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • Italian breadsticks, celery sticks and radishes with the leaves on, to serve


  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas, then tip them into a food processor. Peel the garlic and crush in with the chickpeas, along with plenty of salt and pepper. Whizz briefly.

  2. Remove any stray seeds from the peppers, then add them to the processor with the lemon juice, olive oil and chilli. Blitz again until really smooth. Taste and add extra seasoning and chilli for more of a kick, if you like.

  3. Spoon into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and serve with celery sticks, radishes and a stack of breadsticks for dipping.

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Comments (9)

babaganoush's picture

Have to agree with hezzie88 - used my own roasted peppers, but hummus lacked depth of flavour so added some more garlic, tahini and a touch of cayenne. Tahini is a good call, and this is quite a light tasting hummus.

hezzie88's picture

Not sure what the other reviewers mean when they say its 5 stars and tasty. I love houmous, have tried most store bought flavours and been trying out a few recipes and love almost all. This one I found to be inedible - I was so disappointed but at least it was quick and not messy so didn't waste long finding out how disgusting it is.

maartjevdm's picture

I added sesame oil and was maybe a bit to enthusiastic with it because it overpowered the peppers a bit. However I think the peppers in general also added less flavor than I expected. It is a very nice humous though only quite subtle. I found it was also a bit more wet than when I make regular humous (which is not a criticism just an observation). I combined this Humous with the carrot and houmous roll ups recipe (great combination!!)

itsnice's picture

I only used one pepper which I roasted with garlic, chilli and basil inside. Even without a blender, it came out pretty good but I added an extra garlic at the last min to give the flavour a boost.

naturalhabits's picture

Very tasty. The chili leaves a pleasant tingle on the tongue.

johannah91's picture

Really easy and quick recipe. It tastes much better than shop-bought in my opinion. I added a tbsp of greek yoghurt to bind the mixture.

mariadawson's picture

Easy to make and tastes great. We found that it tasted better the day after though so will make it in advance of when I need it next time. I used fresh roasted peppers though as I was already roasting some for another dish.

debby13's picture

Really easy, tastes great, goodbuy to shop bought

fayfumbs's picture

The best houmous I've made yet. I replaced 1 tbsp of olive oil with 1 tbsp of Tahini paste.

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