Red pepper hummus

Making your own hummus? Give it a fresh twist by adding red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Bursting with flavour, this dip will be an all-round hit
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Costs: Mid-price




    • 400g can chickpeas, drained


    • 1 large ready-roasted grilled red pepper (about 125g/4oz)


    • 2 sun-dried tomatoes


    • 4 tablespoons tahini (crushed sesame seed) paste


    • 2 peeled and crushed cloves of garlic


    • 2 tbsp olive oil


    • Juice from 1 lemon, or more, to taste


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • Pitta bread, griddled, to serve







    1. Put the chickpeas, pepper and tomatoes into a food processor and whizz until roughly chopped.


    1. Add the tahini, garlic, oil, and lemon juice and whizz until fairly smooth. Add more lemon juice and seasoning, to taste. Serve with the pitta bread. Use within 2 days.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 11.5g saturates 1.5g calories 166(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.