Recipe: Red Pepper Hummus

A few weeks back I started doing twice-weekly group personal training (did someone say summer is coming?!) and by the time I finish the session and make it home again I am super hungry. I have been trying to make sure I always have something healthy on hand to have a quick snack on before I get dinner prepared, and hummus has been perfect for that. Not only is it super delicious but the chickpeas are high in protein, so it’s ideal fuel for after exercise. I had made plain hummus, and sundried tomato hummus, so I decided it was time to have a play with a new flavour – and red pepper hummus it is!

To make it easier I used red peppers from a jar, but if you prefer you can always roast your own capsicums to use – it just takes a little more time and effort!

Ingredients List

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Juice of 1 large (or 2 small) lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup chopped red peppers/chargrilled capsicum
  • 2tbs olive oil (I used oil from the jar of peppers)
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper



  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas
  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine (you may need to scrape down the sides a few times)
  3. Taste, season with salt and pepper then enjoy!

Easy as that! I can’t bring myself to buy dip anymore, it’s just far too quick and easy to make at home! I went pretty heavy on the cayenne pepper so mine had a good kick to it, but it’s just as delicious if you make it milder as well!


Do you have a favourite dip?

2 Comments on Recipe: Red Pepper Hummus

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 11, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

      It really wouldn’t! I could eat hummus all the time and never get sick of it!


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