Fiery Euphoria: Red Pepper Hummus Delight
Embark on a flavour-packed journey with our sensational Red Pepper Hummus. This exquisite blend of Pilaros roasted red peppers, creamy tahini, and zesty lemon will ignite your taste buds and leave you craving more. Get ready to dive into a world of vibrant colours, tantalizing aromas, and irresistible flavours as we guide you through the creation of this culinary masterpiece.
Let's unveil the secrets of crafting this luscious Red Pepper Hummus:
- 1 cup Pilaros roasted red pepper (2 tbsp reserved for topping)
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tbsp Irini extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for serving)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1-2 tbsp aquafaba (canned chickpea water)
- 1/2 tsp salt
Begin by summoning the enchanting combination of tahini and lemon juice in a food processor. Let the alchemy unfold as you process the two ingredients for 1 minute, creating a velvety base for our hummus. Scrape down the sides to ensure a smooth and harmonious blend.
Infuse the essence of the Mediterranean with Irini extra virgin olive oil, a garlic clove, ground cumin, and a pinch of salt. Process the ingredients for another 30 seconds, allowing their flavours to intertwine and create a symphony of aromas.
It's time to introduce the chickpeas to the mix. Add half of the drained chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute, ensuring a creamy and luxurious texture. Scrape down the sides to incorporate any lingering morsels, then add the remaining chickpeas and continue processing for 1 to 2 minutes until the hummus reaches a heavenly thickness.
The pièce de résistance: the roasted red peppers. Add them to the food processor and process for another 1 to 2 minutes, marvelling at the mesmerizing transformation as the hummus becomes imbued with the fiery allure of the peppers. If the texture is too thick or if you notice tiny bits of chickpea, gradually add aquafaba, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
Gently spoon the tantalizing hummus into a serving bowl, creating a small well in the centre. Reserve the chopped peppers and sprinkle them into the well, allowing their vibrant presence to captivate the eyes and entice the taste buds.
To elevate the presentation and add a final touch of divine flavour, drizzle a delicate stream of extra virgin olive oil over the hummus. This culinary gem is now ready to be savoured and shared.
Notes: For storage, ensure the hummus is placed in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to one week, maintaining its freshness for convenient enjoyment.
Prepare to be enraptured by the fiery euphoria of our Red Pepper Hummus. With its vibrant hues, creamy texture, and enchanting flavours, this exquisite creation is sure to delight both the palate and the soul. Whether enjoyed as a dip, spread, or a companion to your favourite dishes, this hummus will ignite a culinary celebration like no other.