Easy Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Persian Food – Red Pepper Hummus. Not to brag but my hummus is pretty good. It has everything you would expect from a good hummus. It is garlicky, smoky, creamy and in no way at all dry, dense or sticky. It is also super easy to make and keeps for at least a week in the fridge and cheaper than buying shop bought.

One of the first things I gave my son to try when I was baby led weaning was some homemade hummus with cucumber and he still loves it now. He gets it everywhere but he loves it.

So, a few tips when making your own hummus. Don’t use dry chickpeas. I always use tinned chickpeas. They are pre soaked and save a lot of time and by no means inferior. Use plump fresh lemons and roast the garlic or peppers first. Using raw garlic gives it a bit of a sharp taste and what you want from this lovely creamy dip is something warm that has a depth of flavour not a sharp one.

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My Little Persian Hummus


1 Tin of chickpeas

3 cloves roasted garlic

1 roasted red pepper with seeds and stalk removed

Juice of 1 lemon

Glug of olive oil

A bit of the water the chickpeas are soaked in

Pine nuts and paprika to decorate


Put everything into a food processor and blitz until a smooth paste is formed.

Put into a bowl and sprinkle paprika and pine nuts on.

Get some warm bread and crudities and start dipping! Nooshe Jaan!



One Comment Add yours

  1. Emma says:

    Mine came out a lot more red (because of the pepper obviously) but it was really delicious! Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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