It's easy to buy a small tub of good quality roasted red pepper hummus in London, but it's much more satisfying to experiment in your own kitchen, especially if you are like me and want some hummus with a spicy kick. Originating in the Middle East and now popular throughout the world, hummus is a thick dip or spread consisting mainly of ground chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. This versatile blend of flavors can be enhanced with an infinite combination of herbs, spices and vegetables.
I'm not one to boast, but I can honestly say the recipe I came up with yielded some of the best hummus I have tasted to date. I added a bit of cream cheese to my hummus, but I'm thinking soft goat cheese would work just as nicely and plan to try it next time. Adjust the amount of olive oil you use to achieve your desired consistency. You can use jarred roasted red peppers, but roasting your own is very easy and I've provided the instructions below.
|Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Published on October 29, 2007
Simple, creamy, zesty and spicy roasted red pepper hummus