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Hummus Recipe

Monday, 9 May 2011

A good friend of mine, Alison kindly sent me the following recipe after she saw my food tweet.  It's so quick and easy to make and you can adapt it to your own taste so I followed the recipe below and added some chillies and a bit of chilli powder to give it a kick.

1 tin of chick peas
Juice of half a lemon (adjust depending on taste)
1 clove of garlic (miles best if roasted but I generally add raw for convenience)
1 large red pepper (roasted skin side up under the grill until black and then sweat and peeled the skin off)
Smoked paprika
Salt & pepper
Fresh basil (or fresh herbs of your choice!)

Chuck all ingredients in the food processor (except red pepper) blend as much as you want then i add the pepper at the end and pulse a bit so it's still lumpy.

I find the trick is to add flavours to compensate for the lack of fat and I usually do roasted red pepper hummus.

Most of the low fat hummus recipes add fat-free yogurt/fromage frais but I think it ruins it, so I don’t bother. I just add a little bit of water if it’s too thick.

I play around with other flavours such as
Olives (low syn) coriander and ground cumin.
Sometimes I drain all the oil off a couple of sun dried tomatoes (with kitchen towel) like a mentalist and add those!
a SMALL blob of tahini if you fancy (non-essential) BUT what you can also do is add some dry toasted sesame seeds and mash them in a pestle and mortar and add them if you want to make it a little sesamey.

Thank you Alison this definitely makes all those veggies go down much easier and the amount I made using the recipe above makes enough for about 5 days so that's my snacks at work sorted for the week.  Alison has managed to lose a massive 23lbs this year following Slimming World principles, WELL DONE!!


  1. Oh man, this gave me the biggest craving for some peppers and hummus! This looks absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing :)

  2. YUMMMM I love humous! My Mum makes it sometimes. Can't beat some carrot sticks dipped in it, so good! I need to try this. xx

  3. OOOO YUM! Thanks for sharing! xxx

  4. i keep wanting to try hummus with vegetables, but I never thought to make it myself. Thanks so much for the recipe! I'm gonna try to make it tomorrow :)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I posted earlier today about how much I love hummus and was thinking about making it for the first time soon :) This sounds delicious! xxx

  6. I love houmous, but every time I make it, its just not as nice as the shops! I might give it a go with this recipe!

  7. I forgot chillis! I probably always add a bit of chilli!

  8. nomomomomom.
    is all i have to say on the matter.


  9. This looks completely delicious. Must try!