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20th Dec 2016

Emma’s 3 step smokey red pepper hummus


  • 2 Cans Chickpeas
  • Juice Of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Red Chilli Chopped
  • 1/2 Jar Of Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 2 Level Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Emma’s back with a recipe that, sadly for many of you but awesome for lactose intolerant Editor Caroline, doesn’t have any cheese in it. Why buy store bought hummus that tastes a bit like Polyfilla when you could whip up your own in a matter of minutes? This is really easy to make, hardly any steps in it at all, but very tasty and actually really healthy if you eat it with carrot sticks etc. Here Emma’s gone for crisps, because crisps make everything better.

This makes a fair whack of hummus, so if you’re eating solo, it’s probably a good idea to half the quantity.


Step 1

This is what your ingredients will look like when you lay them out all fancy for a photo.


Step 2

Throw all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. If you don’t have a smoothie maker/ blender like mine you can just throw then in a large bowl and use a hand-held blender and it will work perfectly.


Step 3

You may need to stop the blender and give a stir a few times to make sure everything is well blended. You may also need to add more liquid if it is too thick. I added some of the oil that the roasted red peppers came in, but you could use either olive oil or just plain water.


Step 4

Now is the time to check your seasoning. If you want it more smokey, add more smokey paprika. If it’s missing a little oomph then maybe a squeeze more lemon juice. If your chilli wasn’t particularly hot, then maybe add in some chilli flakes. Now’s the point to throw in some salt and pepper also.


Step 5

Eat! This is a really healthy snack when eaten with carrot sticks or other chopped veg, perfect in sandwiches, but also great with doritos or crackers if you have friends calling… Enjoy!


If you want to avoid all the shit that store-bought hummus may come loaded with, make your own and stick to what’s healthy.