Roasted Paprika Hummus
Updated: Mar 3
I've been in a creative mood lately, my way of escaping reality. My best friend always calls it, escape mode. So much bad news this last year with the pandemic going on, not to mention the lack of resources or solutions in this country (Spain). We're being so restricted these days, I'd rather forget about it all, put on my apron and start creating.
To compensate the last few batches of chocolate brownies I've been baking recently, I thought it might be a good idea to start reducing that sugar intake.
So I decided to focus more on different kinds of plant based spreads, dips and of course HUMMUS. These recipes are so easy to prepare, and you have so many possibilities when it comes to taste and color. Yes color, I can't help it having my mind occupied with the recipe and the food photography at the same time.
How does this look?
Let me introduce you to this delicious roasted paprika hummus.
A 100% plant based dish, rich in flavor and full of nutrients.
I found these pomegranates on the market earlier today, and thought how great they would make a match with the orange hummus I had in mind. Interesting combination, you should try it some time. I love pomegranate seeds, they are a powerful superfood. Pomegranates can have up to three times more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. Antioxidants protect cells from damaging, prevent diseases such as cancer, and reduces inflammation. It also helps your skin from the effects of aging, which is what I'm after for.
So let me get into the recipe, which is most probably what you're interested in, if you made it so far.
For this orange colored hummus you will need the following ingredients and a food processor. It could be ready in a maximum of five minutes. (I didn't roast my paprika's but bought them in a jar, same goes for the chickpeas) . I said I would keep it easy.
* 400g chickpeas
* Juice of half a lemon
* 8 roasted and peeled paprikas
* A handful of walnuts
* 2 tbsp tahini
* 1 tbsp natural yoghurt of choice
* 3 garlic cloves
* 1 tsp cumin powder
* 1 tsp turmeric
* 1 tsp spicy paprika powder
* 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
* 2 tbsp olive oil (plus more while serving)
* Salt and pepper
* 1 tsp paella food coloring powder (not really necessary, just makes it more orange)
Once all added together in your food processor, blitz till smooth.
I leave it overnight in the fridge, it makes it more intense in flavor in my opinion and gives better texture.
Sprinkle some more of that spicy paprika powder on top, pomegranate seeds, garlic powder and most importantly, more of that gorgeous olive oil.
Have you tried this recipe, let me know. It would mean the world to me.