13 December 2007

Red Pepper Hummus





























I switched over channels on TV, just in time to catch the lovely Nigella Lawson, making some scrumptious red pepper hummus for a party. It took her just a few minutes, so I thought that is the recipe for me and it seems it may just be the one for Charlotte over at the Great Big Vegetable Challenge. Charlotte has issued a challenge for some quick vegetable recipes in her Q for Quick Veg Quest!


Red Pepper Hummus

1 jar red peppers, drained
2 tins of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp soft cheese
2 cloves garlic
1/2 red chilli, deseeded
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp paprika
freshly ground black pepper


Whizz up all the ingredients and top with some reserved chickpeas and sprinkle with paprika.

Serve with fingers of carrot, cucumber, red pepper and tortilla chips

Makes lots!

Takes about 5 minutes!

I didn't take down the ingredients at the time, so the measurements may be different from Nigella's, but boy, is it good! Graham and his friend Paul have scoffed most of it already. Graham with tortilla chips and Paul with Chicken, so there, it is versatile too!

15 comments:

  1. Red pepper hummus is a really quick and tasty dip. I like the whole chickpeas on top of yours.

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  2. Hi Kevin,
    I could just each them straight from the can, in fact quite a few didn't make it into the hummous!

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  3. Red peppers seduce me so you know I'd knick that bowl of dip from ya...to hell with manners!

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  4. I think red peppers always add some wonderful colour to any dish - add some green veg and you have a lovely christmassy starter! This sounds delicious but I think I would have to add some tahini

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  5. Hi Peter, Your arms, are just not long enough! You'll have to make some yourself!

    Hi Johanna, Tahini sounds interesting, haven't had many dealings with that! The orange and green would look very christmassy! I am thinking of starting with spicy butternut squash soup, it is my favourite. I could contrast the orange of that with some fresh coriander or make some pesto to twirl on top of the soup. In fact coriander pesto would be good!

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  6. Sounds very quick and tasty Holler. Perfect for the hectic holiday season! I love hummus of any kind!!!

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  7. Holler, I will have to try this! I love hummus!

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  8. Perfect party food! Looking forward to trying this out :-)

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  9. Red peppers in hummus are my downfall. Two of my favorite things all mixed up together and served with pita bread. YUM


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  10. Oh, yum! Of course, if you can manage to let it wait overnight in the fridge, it gets better the next day - must hummous does.

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  11. I love hummus! It's perfect for a snack. And it's so creamy and rich.

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  12. Yum. I love hummus, and once you start making it at home, you realize that the flavor variations are endless. This looks great!

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  13. Hi Mike, It is a keeper!

    I kmow Val, it is just do quick to make. It is definitely worth keeping the ingredients topped up in the store cupboard!

    Hi Patricia,I don't know anyone who doesn't like the stuff! I recently had a sandwich with hommous, whole chickpeas, rocket and roast vegetables. It was amazing!

    Are you thinking of having a party to try it out on Jen?

    Hi Vorilee, pretty good ingredients though, huh? And pretty good for you too, we will just pretend we are all using just a little really low fat cheese!

    I can verify that David, it was indeed better next day!

    Hi Emiline, I am going to try it in sandwich fillings now, it tastes so good that way!

    You could really go crazy with the flavours couldn't you, Katy? It would probably be good with fresh herbs added. You could whizz plain hummous up with cooked red potato and use it as a baked potato filling!

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  14. Hi Holler! Just catching up on the blog world from my holiday in the snowy north. Glad to be back in the sunshine! This hummous caught my eye while catching up with you! Mike will like the addition of the chili!

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