In a few quick steps, you can easily make smooth and creamy hummus in your own home. The flavour combinations with hummus are endless - one could even say it's a "what's in my cupboard" type situation! This Middle Eastern favourite is basically blended chickpeas. (In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas!) This is a recipe for a roasted red pepper & sundried tomato hummus that is just bursting with flavour.

Level

2

Category

  • Snacks
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Cuisine

  • Moroccan

Cooking Methods

  • Blending

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Notes

Top with some finely chopped roasted red pepper for garnish. You can also substitute the 2 cups of dry chickpeas for one tin of chickpeas for a quick easy snack. This also means you can always keep a tin of chickpeas to whip up a home-made hummus for unexpected guests, or movie night with the family. *Note: When using tinned chickpeas, you can usually reduce the salt added. Try a spoonful and decide for yourself.

Ingredients

2 cups dry chickpeas
2 tsp salt
2 red peppers, rinsed and sliced
8 sundried tomatoes
1 garlic clove
1 lemon, juice of
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

Directions

Place the dry chickpeas in a bowl and fill with water, ensuring they are completely submerged.
Let them soak overnight.
Drain the chickpeas, place them in a pot and fill with new water and add the salt.
Bring them to the boil.
Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for an hour.
Drain and cool to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Toss the sliced red peppers in some olive oil and roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the cooked chickpeas, salt, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil and chilli to a food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms.
Transfer the hummus to your serving bowl and garnish with dried chilli flakes.
Top with some finely chopped roasted red pepper for garnish.
You can also substitute the 2 cups of dry chickpeas for one tin of chickpeas for a quick easy snack.
This also means you can always keep a tin of chickpeas to whip up a home-made hummus for unexpected guests, or movie night with the family.
*Note: When using tinned chickpeas, you can usually reduce the salt added.
Try a spoonful and decide for yourself.