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Red Chilli Pepper Hummus and Recipe

Red pepper hummus chili is a healthy snack that can effectively fill your hunger cravings in between your meals. Making your own red pepper hummus is the healthiest option as store bought versions are often salty and have a lot of additives. Not only is it healthier to make your own hummus but it is also cheaper and you can make more for your family. It is incredibly easy to make your own red chili pepper hummus.

The main ingredients used in making this recipe are roasted red peppers, chickpeas, and jalapeno pepper. All these ingredients are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Chickpeas is beneficial for your health in many ways. Scientific research has proven that it can reduce cholesterol level and colon cancer risk. Hummus is a rich source of fiber and eating it regularly can improve your digestive system. Fiber rich food can also help to control the blood sugar level.

Ingredients
2 medium red pepper (cut into strips)
1 large jalapeno pepper (deseeded and chopped to small pieces)
2 ½ cup chickpeas (soaked overnight)
½ tsp cumin
3 tsp paprika
3 tsp red pepper flakes
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp sea salt

Instructions
1. The first step is to roast the red pepper in the oven. You must first cut the red peppers into medium strips and then put them on a baking tray. The seeds and majority of the white pith should be removed prior to baking. Bake at 450 degree celsius for about 10 minutes until the edges are slightly brown in color.
2. While it is baking, you can add the jalapeno pepper, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and cumin in a food processor. When the red bell pepper is baked, take it out and wrap it with a sheet of aluminum foil. You can place it under the cover to cool for at least 30 minutes. When it is cooled down, you can easily peel the skin.
3. After peeling the pepper, chop it into small pieces and add it into the food processor. At this point, you can add the 2 tbsp olive oil. You can add more olive oil to obtain a smoother texture. Pulse for 1 minute and then stop to add 1 tbsp water. If you want the hummus to be thinner, you can pulse for longer time and add more water.
4. The hummus is now ready to serve. There are many ways to garnish the hummus. Some people like to sprinkle red diced peppers or red pepper flakes on top. You can garnish with fresh herbs like parsley sprigs. You can eat it directly with a spoon. It is best served with crackers, vegetable sticks, or pita bread. If you want to save for tomorrow, make sure you keep it in an airtight container in a refrigerator.

 

Mild Chili Plants – Growing Bell Peppers

The most common pepper species is the bell pepper named appropriately from the physical shape of the fruit. In British English, the fruit is simply referred to as a “pepper“, or additionally by colour eg. Green pepper. In many Commonwealth Nations, such as Australia, India, Malaysia and New Zealand, they are called “capsicums“. Another name is the sweet pepper because of the sweet taste. Bell peppers are the mildest form of chili’s. They are listed as zero on the scoville scale and don’t emit any heat at all.

Bell Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European, African and Asian countries. Today, Mexico remains one of the major pepper producers in the world.

Bell pepper plants are vigorous upright plants producing green ,yellow, orange, red and even purple fruit. Bell pepper skins are glossy and deeply colored, with the flesh being crisp and succulent. Bell pepper plants measure 18-30 inches in height and are generally very productive. The ‘Jingle Bell’ pepper plant produces miniature bell peppers measuring less than 1 inch long. This variety is excellent for container growing. A tray of stuffed miniature bell peppers is delightful.

Growing Peppers

– Plant seeds eight weeks before the last frost indoor using a pot that is at least 2 inches or slightly larger.

– Transplant young seedlings in the ground or a pot outdoors after the last chance of frost. If the weather is still cool, delay transplanting for a few days. Wait until the soil is 70 to 85 degrees before setting the seedlings out.

– Space the seedlings 9 to 12 inches apart and in rows 12 to 24 inches apart.

– Water the plants regularly, especially in the hot, dry summer months. Pepper plants like moist soil. If you do not water enough, the bell peppers will acquire a bitter taste or even worse get frail and die.

– Surround the peppers with mulch to keep weeds from growing and to retain moisture.

– Harvest the bell pepper at any point after they reach an edible size. Most bell pepper peppers are green when immature and can be harvested at that time. Mature bell peppers can be red, orange, yellow, green or purple depending on the variety. Continue to harvest bell peppers by clipping them off the plant. Bell peppers will continue to grow until the first frost.

Bell peppers are delicious eaten fresh in green and pasta salads, and make a wonderful addition to spaghetti sauce. The fruit is also frequently consumed in its unripe form, when the fruit is still green. Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than red, yellow or orange peppers. The taste of ripe peppers can also vary with growing conditions and post-harvest storage treatment. The sweetest are fruit allowed to ripen fully on the plant in full sunshine, while fruit harvested green and after-ripened in storage are less sweet. Compared to green peppers, red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene. The level of carotene, another antioxidant, is nine times higher in red peppers. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

One of the most common bell pepper recipes Stuffed Bell Peppers. Dad’s Stuffed Bell Peppers is a very good post detailing how easy and great this disk is to make. I would highly recommend give it a crack.

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