Recently I have been getting a real craving for hummus and my favourite type is red pepper. So putting my new blender to the test (it crushes ice btw, I am thinking mojitos!) I decided to whip some up.
To give it a bit of a kick I have also added one red chilli but you can always make it without.
410g tin of chickpeas
2 cloves of garlic
1.5 teaspoons of light tahini
2 large tablespoons of greek yoghurt
1 red pepper
1 red chilli
the juice of a lemon
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
olive oil and cayenne pepper to garnish
Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid, roughly chop and de-seed the peppers and chilli, peel the garlic.
Add all of the ingredients to the blender with 5 tablespoons of the chickpea water and blend until smooth.
Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and a drizzle of olive oil to serve.
This hummus is great with a crispy salad, crunchy veg and some couscous for a lovely summery lunch! I like to add chicken or minted lamb kebabs to mine too!!