Hummus

This Hummus is great to have as a slimming-friendly snack – it’s perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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This Hummus is great to have as a slimming-friendly snack – it’s perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve got loads of other dips for you to try too!

How many Calories are in this Hummus?

There are 177 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Hummus. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

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What diets is this Hummus suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free!

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Hummus?

This hummus has 1 Point per portion. It’s a great dip to serve as a snack, or even at a barbecue or party!

How to make this Hummus

This has got to be one of the easiest recipes ever to make! Here’s a summary;

  • Put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until it reaches your desired consistency

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  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

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What should you should serve with Hummus?

Any of the following go really well with Hummus – you could even use it as a sandwich filler or as a topping on toast.

  • Carrot sticks
  • Cucumber sticks
  • Sliced peppers
  • Pitta bread
  • Rice crackers

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Hummus?

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The main thing you need to make this Hummus is a blender/food processor.

When it comes to small kitchen electricals we often find that buying the cheapest isn’t always the best. You can pretty much guarantee that it’ll break.

So do yourself a favour and pick yourself a decent blender. Let it do all of the hard work for you!

There are plenty of blenders/food processors choose from over on Amazon UK.

This Kenwood Compact Food Processor does the job really well and doesn’t take up too much space in your kitchen cupboard.

We like to use butterbeans in our Hummus as they have a really smooth consistency. You could always use chickpeas, or a combination of both.

If you fancied adding a little kick, you could also add a little chilli powder or hot sauce. Or for a lemony pep, why not add a squeeze of lemon juice?

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How long can you keep Hummus in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you want to keep any leftovers, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Red Pepper Hummus in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

 

Can I freeze Red Pepper Hummus ?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender/food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. If the mix seems a bit dry you can add a little water.
  2. You might want to add more seasoning depending on how you like it!

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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10 Comments
      1. In the pictures we have used a Thermomix TM5 – it’s not really a blender but it has a blending function! Hope that helps 🙂

    1. Hi, Heather
      Tinned chickpeas and beans are already cooked, so just drain and give them a rinse, and you are good to go!
      Hope this helps.

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