I’m pretty sure it is my 3rd or 4th most consumed food the past 1,5 years!! Or in all honesty, it was last summer that i began to make my own hummus and loved it. Could eat a whole batch of freshly made hummus within 24 hours.
Now it was time to try a new type of hummus….. grilled paprika hummus!
The important step to this hummus is to actually grill/roast the paprika as it will release more flavour, but also make it easier to mix. So this recipe takes a little longer to make than regular hummus where you just throw the ingredients into the mixer and mix…. but it is so worth the time! Not to mention, you can bake other vegetables or potatoes in the oven at the same time as the paprika, so really it doesn’t take longer to make than the whole meal anyway!!
2 tetrapacks of chickpea (minus the brine), c.a 500g chickpeas in total
2-3 whole paprika
Tahini, 2-3 tbs (should be a runny tahini)
Garlic cloves c.a 2-3
Lemon juice, c.a 1-2 tsp
Olive oil, c.a 100ml (note i do c.a 50ml oil and 50ml aquafaba or water)
Salt for taste and can add coriander & cumin etc
**Note, i didn’t have tahini at home, but it adds extra flavour and texture, so i would advise using it if you have at home!
Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius
Begin by chopping the paprika into smaller pieces and placing onto a baking pan with baking paper. Drizzle over a little oil, salt and garlic and massage into the paprika. (If you are roasting other vegetables at the same time – chop them up and add to the baking pan as well.) Bake the paprika for 15 minutes until the skin begins to look crispy. Take out of the oven and allow to cool (if baking other vegetables, they may need another 10-15 minutes in the oven.)
Mix the rest of the hummus ingredients together in a bowl or food processor. When the paprika has cooled a little add to the hummus ingredients and begin to mix until well combined, adding more oil or aquafaba aif necessary. Mix until smooth!
Serve with either some home made nacho chips (recipe) or roasted vegetables and potatoes. Or why not serve with a baked potatoe, roasted broccoli and vegan creme fraiche?