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.
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
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.