Some hummus purists will have you believe there should never be any other flavour of hummus other than plain hummus. We give you the recipe for easy homemade hummus here, but we also think there is room for different hummus flavours.
In fact, the basis for hummus lends itself to so many delicious flavours like this roasted red pepper hummus with chipotle.
As with our smoked pumpkin hummus, this chipotle hummus benefits from a slightly smoky flavour with some added kick. Roasted red peppers also lend a smoothness and sweetness to the hummus.
This red pepper hummus recipe does not use tahini which some people might find unusual. So to answer the question:
There is no hard and fast rule on tahini in hummus. Some recipes swear by it, and other traditional recipes make no mention of it. Here, we have gone with a roasted red pepper hummus recipe without tahini, mainly because we feel the flavour profile doesn’t need it in this instance. You can always add a little if you like the nuttiness. I would only add a little though.
Hummus with chipotle is going to lend itself to Mexican food. We have loads of suggestions of ways to incorporate red pepper hummus in our Mexican picnic ideas, such as part of a Mexican Charcuterie board.
Red peppers are always going to work with any Mediterranean inspired meal or spread.
Serve it as an appetizer with crackers, fresh bread, crisp vegetable sticks, or wedges of fresh flatbread.
It also makes a great spread for wraps, sandwiches and burgers.
Stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, homemade hummus can last up to 4-5 days.