Spiced Red Pepper Hummus

Red pepper adds a new dimension to the popular hummus. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Spiced Red Pepper Hummus

Main Ingredients Medium red pepper (capsicum), Chickpeas (kabuli chana)
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Dips
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Spiced Red Pepper Hummus

  • 1 cup Medium red pepper (capsicum)
  • 1 cup Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked, boiled and peeled
  • 2 Pita breads
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame paste (tahini)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp + to sprinkle Red chilli powder
  • 8 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Lemon


  1. Roast red pepper on direct flame till its skin gets charred all around. Put it in a bowl of water and gently rub the skin till it peels off.
  2. Cut pita breads into small even triangles, split open their pockets and toast them on a hot non-stick pan.
  3. Put the chickpeas into a chopper jar. Chop the red pepper roughly and put into the same jar.
  4. Add garlic, sesame paste, salt, red chilli powder and 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and process till smooth.
  5. Squeeze juice of the lemon into the jar and process again.
  6. Transfer the hummus into a bowl. Drizzle remaining extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a little red chilli powder.
  7. Serve with pita crisps.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1686
Carbohydrates 98.6
Protein 29.9
Fat 130.2
Other Fiber 20.4