Hummus with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Recipe Video

Those who are fond of Mediterranean cuisine must have heard of the hummus. This is a popular side dish which is normally served with pita bread or kabab. The chef uses roasted red bell pepper in the recipe. Hummus is easy to serve when you have guests at home. Don't forget to try this recipe.

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
FeelMethod
DishVegetarian

Ingredients

For the hummus
 Boiled garbanzo beans1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), soaked, drained and cooked (Set aside a few for garnishing the hummus)
 Sesame seeds1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Soaked in a little water)
 Roasted pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Roasted red bell pepper used) (Optional)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cumin powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Fresh lime juice2 Tablespoon
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use as required)
For the garnish
 Boiled garbanzo beans1 Teaspoon
 Roasted peppers1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely (Roasted red bell pepper used)
 Paprika1 Pinch
 Olive oil1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 68 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7%

Saturated Fat 0.57 g2.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.07 mg

Sodium 182.9 mg7.6%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g1.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 2 g4.5%

Vitamin A 1.8% Vitamin C 6.1%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 5.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

1. Food processor / blender

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak garbanzo beans (chick peas) over night in water. Drain them and cook until well cooked.
2. Soak sesame seeds in water.

MAKING
3. Into a food processor add the cooked garbanzo beans, soaked sesame seeds, roasted red bell pepper, salt, cumin powder, fresh lime juice and a little water. Blend until you get a smooth paste.

FINALIZING
4. Remove the blended hummus into a serving bowl. Garnish with a few boiled garbanzo beans, finely chopped roasted bell pepper and sprinkles of paprika powder.

SERVING
5. Drizzle with olive oil and serve the hummus as a spread with pita bread or as a dip with chips or freshly cut vegetables.

TIPS
You can saute red bell pepper in a pan and add the saute bell pepper if roasted bell pepper is not available.
Feta cheese may be used for added flavor.
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