Spicy Peri Peri Hummus
Peri Peri flavours blended through a light and creamy homemade hummus. This truly is the BEST spicy hummus recipe!
Cost: £1 / $1
- 1x 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (save the brine)
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra to serve
- 2-3 tbsp Medium Spice Peri Peri Sauce
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 1 Lemon, juice only
- 1 small clove of Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
- Black Pepper, to taste
- Peri Peri Seasoning, to taste
Add chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, salt & pepper and 2 tbsp peri peri sauce into a food processor and turn on motor.
As the hummus blends, pour in 2 tbsp chickpea brine to thin it out (add more if needed). Check for seasoning and add a 3rd tbsp peri peri sauce if you'd like it stronger. I don't recommend using more than 3 tbsp as it will make the hummus too thin. If you want it even stronger just use the seasoning.
Once the hummus is smooth (don't be scared to pulse for 5mins+), pour into a serving bowl and swirl the top with a spoon. Pour over a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a good few pinches of peri peri seasoning (to taste). Serve at room temp with peppers, carrots and pita chips!
a) What Peri Peri Sauce to use? - I love Nandos, which you can get from most supermarkets. I usually go medium because otherwise it over powers the gorgeous flavours of the actually hummus.
b) Smooth Hummus - You can peel the chickpeas, but honestly it doesn't make too much difference. I find that pulsing for a long period of time (5mins) and scraping the food processor down a few times works wonders.
c) Can I use Olive Oil - I don't recommend using any other oil apart from extra virgin olive oil, otherwise you'll love that classic hummus taste
d) Storing - Cover in an airtight container in the fridge (I usually store for 4-5days, more at your discretion) and bring back to room temp before serving.
e) Calories - based on using 1 extra tbsp olive to serve, 3 tbsp peri peri sauce, 1 tsp peri peri seasoning and shared between 6 with no sides.
Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.24g | Protein: 3.76g | Fat: 12.68g | Saturated Fat: 1.708g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.789g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 2.65g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg