A popular dip from the Mediterranean, hummus is the life and soul of every Mezze platter or pita platter. The Egyptian native is made from cooked mashed chickpeas – and occasionally using other varieties of beans – blended with lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and tahini. A healthy dip to snack on with baked pita bread or chips; hummus can also be tweaked in a number of ways. One variant, for example, is the red pepper hummus.
This spicier version of the classic bland dip is a great recipe for the spice-loving folk. You can throw in roasted red pepper flakes or even fresh mashed whole red peppers depending on the flavor you want. Follow this recipe to make a delicious red pepper hummus with crushed red pepper.