Roast red pepper hummus

Roast_-red_Pepper-HumusIn Sweden we call Wednesday “little Saturday”. I think it’s an excuse for people to go out drinking midweek. I use it as a perfectly acceptable reason to cook up a storm and watch movies. It’s those little things that makes the week days a little bit more bearable so lets all forget about tomorrows early start and enjoy the evening.

Are you looking for a delicious mid week snack that is also cheap and nutritious? Sounds like a kinder egg or too good to be true but it’s in fact very simple. I’m talking about hummus. I make hummus at least once or twice a week and spread it on pita bread, cucumber, peppers…pretty much anything I guess. You should do the same.

At dinner last weekend in some friends house I arrived starving. I had somehow forgotten to eat all day. Not wanting to get tipsy on the pre dinner drinks I tucked in to the nibbles; olives, pesto, bread sticks and a little bowl of roast red pepper and chili hummus. That hummus was amazing. I finished it, the host topped it up and I finished it again. Greedy perhaps, but I prefer to be the one who ate too much and not the one who drank too much.

I have been thinking about that hummus everyday since the weekend. Today I grilled a red pepper til it was black. Peeled it and put it in the mixer with all the usual hummus ingredients as well as some chili flakes and smoked paprika. It’s like hummus but better. The peppers make it real sweet and it gets a great kick from the chili flakes. Toast some flat bread and call it a Wednesday!

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Roast red pepper hummus
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tin of chickpeas, 400g
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 30-50ml vegetable/olive oil
  • chili flakes, salt, pepper, smoked paprika
  1. Grill the pepper til the skin is black. Place the pepper in a bowl and cover with cling film.
  2. After 5-10 minutes, or when the pepper is cooled down enough to handle, peel it and remove the seeds.
  3. Rinse the chick peas in cold water.
  4. Place chick peas, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and oil in a mixer.
  5. Mix until smooth, adding a little bit of water if it seems to thick.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Depending on how spicy you like it, add chili flakes and smoked paprika.
  7. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle paprika powder on top before serving.



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