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Marinated Red Pepper Hummus

Welcome my friends.  I hope you are having a great day so far.  I want to share another of my favorite hummus recipes with you.  My marinated red pepper hummus is delicious.  It incorporates the flavors of toasted crushed cumin and the marinated red peppers just takes it over the top.  

The flavor profile is warm and spicy, if you add the chili of course.  You can choose to leave the chili out if you are not tolerant to hot spices, and you will still have a hummus with that amazing warm flavor.  I love this hummus and it has become a fan favorite in my household.  

So let’s put this together.  Starting with the marinade you will want to wash, chop and remove the seeds from the red peppers.  In a small bowl add the avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and give a quick whisk.  

Add the chopped peppers and allow them to marinate for 20- 30 mins.  You can certainly marinate them longer, which will deepen the flavor of the peppers and ultimately the hummus as a whole.

In a heated pan place 1 tsp cumin seeds and gently keep tossing for 2-3 mins or until you can smell their beautiful and flavorful aroma.  Please do not let them burn or you will need to discard the seeds and start over.  The taste of burnt cumin seeds is not very pleasing.  
 
Remove promptly from heat and using a mortar and pestle, crush the cumin seeds into a fine powder.  The smell of toasted crushed cumin seeds is just heavenly.  
In a food processor or blender add the chickpeas, powdered cumin, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Chili powder (optional).  Start blending/ processing.  
 
While blending/ processing, drizzle in 2 tbsp of the avocado oil.  You can used the reserved water if you have any problems with the ingredients blending properly and for a smooth texture.  
 
Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the processor so that all the ingredients are incorporated and blended together.
 
 
 To complete the process, pour the hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with the marinated red peppers.  
 
The hummus can be served with vegetables, crackers, in a sandwich, wrap or even on a salad.  You can be creative, I don’t think there is a wrong way to eat hummus 🙂  Enjoy.
 
I would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Marinated Red Pepper Hummus
 
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Ingredients
For marinated Peppers:
  • 3 small or 1 med Red pepper- chopped
  • 2 tbsp Avocado oil
  • Salt & pepper- to taste
  • ½ tsp Apple cider vinegar
For Hummus
  • 1½ cup cooked Chickpeas (1 can chickpeas)
  • ⅔ cups Water- reserved
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds- toasted & crushed
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • ½ Lemon- squeezed or 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Chilli powder (mild or spicy)- optional
  • Salt & pepper- to taste
Instructions
For the marinade:
  1. Wash, chop and remove seeds from red peppers
  2. To a small bowl add avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper
  3. Whisk briefly
  4. Add chopped peppers and marinate for 20- 30 mins
For Hummus:
  1. In a heated pan place 1 tsp cumin seeds
  2. Gently keep tossing for 2-3 mins or until you can smell their aroma- do not burn
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cumin seeds into a fine powder
In a food processor or blender:
  1. Add chickpeas, powdered cumin, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Chili powder
  2. Start blending/ processing
  3. Drizzle in 2 tbsp oil while blending/ processing
  4. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the processor as needed
  5. Drizzle in reserved water as needed for a creamy texture
  6. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with marinated red peppers

 

What are your favorite hummus recipes?

 

 



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2 Comments

  1. Yvonne Yvonne
    May 28, 2015    

    This recipe of marinated red pepper hummus is fantastic. Its a good appetizer and good for finger food while watching shows on TV or just having friends over. Try it – wonderful.

    • May 28, 2015    

      Thanks Yvonne, yes it makes a great appetizer or a healthy snack. I’m happy you like it. 🙂

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