Roasted Red Pepper Humous

Humous is an incredibly popular dip that is quite versatile when it comes to what it can be enjoyed with. If you have never made your own humous then you are missing out! Making it yourself at home is super simple and allows you to have complete control over what you put into your recipe. That means no preservatives or added sugar! It also means you can experiment with different flavours and there is no limit as to which foods you can add to the recipe in order to create different flavours and textures.

My Roasted Red Pepper Humous Recipe uses turmeric and paprika, which are two healthy spices, in order to boost the flavour and increase the nutritional value of the dish. They also contribute to the colour of the finished dip.

Turmeric is believed to be one of the most powerful medicinal spices available to us in the present day and has a wide range of uses. The most well-known of these uses are to fight inflammation in the body and to tackle pain. Furthermore, it is also known to be an anticoagulant, meaning it helps the blood to clot as it should. Paprika, on the other hand, is amazing for the optimum health of your skin and hair. This is because of the wealth of vitamins and antioxidants that are present. The presence of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, is especially anti-ageing and will help to keep your skin looking fresh and young.

To make this delicious humous, you will need the following ingredients:

3 red peppers
2 tins of chick peas
4 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of paprika
2 tbsp of turmeric
Salt and pepper

Roasted Red Pepper Humous2 Julie Montagu
To get started you must first drizzle the peppers with olive oil and place them in the oven to caramelise. Once the edges start to brown you should remove these edges with a sharp knife. You can then combine the rest of the ingredients in your blender, and once the peppers have finished cooking you should add them in to the blender also and blitz everything together.

Once your humous has reached the desired consistency you can season it with a dash of salt and pepper. Depending on how thick you like your humous you might also want to add an extra drizzle of olive oil.

Roasted Red Pepper Humous2 JMFor more recipes like this one that will fill you with goodness, head over to The Flexi Foodie Academy!

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. LauraJane says:

    I love red pepper hummus, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. Sandhya says:

    Love the use of turmeric in hummus , Julie. I try to use turmeric in my everyday cooking too.

  3. Crave_Life says:

    Reblogged this on CRAVE and commented:
    Re-blogging this delicious recipe. We love hummus and if you combine it with some roasted peppers, well, there is no going back to just plain hummus. This is an easy and divine recipe to try from our friends at FlexiFoodie blog.

  4. TheWellSoul says:

    I have such a hard time perfecting my hummus and ridding of the chickpeas original graininess-do you think boiling the canned ones first would help?

  5. looks good. Ill definitely give it a try!

  6. I don’t see Tahini as an ingredient in your hummus. Do you not use it?

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Not always! 🙂 Thanks for visiting x

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