Red Pepper Hummus

This Red Pepper Hummus is great to serve as a slimming-friendly dip with practically anything – it’s perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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This Red Pepper Hummus works well as a light lunch with some crudities, or as part of a buffet table, or snacks for a barbecue!

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

How many Calories are in this Red Pepper Hummus?

There are 174 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Red Pepper 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 Red Pepper Hummus suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free and dairy 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 Red Pepper Hummus?

This hummus has zero Points!! You can’t really get better than that when it comes to tasty dips!

How to make this Red Pepper 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

What should you should serve with Red Pepper Hummus?

Any of the following go really well with Red Pepper Hummus – you could even spread it on toast or have it as part of a sandwich!

  • 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 Red Pepper Hummus?

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The two main things you need to make this Red Pepper Hummus is a blender/food processor and red peppers. 

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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.

If you wanted to roast your red peppers in the oven, just place them on an oven tray and spray with Low calorie cooking spray. Cook them at 150°C-180° for 30 minutes or so.

Having said that, we prefer the intense, sweet flavour you get from a jar.

You’d then take them out and blitz. Really easy!

Just make sure you pick up the ones in brine or vinegar certainly not in oil.

We always have a jar of roasted red peppers in the cupboard. They are such a time-saving, ingredient to have in. You can add them to virtually any dish, and they taste great!

You’ll be able to find these jars of peppers in most supermarkets.

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We like to use Smoked Paprika in this Red Pepper Hummus. You can use whichever Paprika you have, or leave it out if you don’t fancy it!

How long can you keep Red Pepper 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.

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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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174kcal Zero

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  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 or some of the liquid from the pepper jar.
  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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  1. This is so delicious! I didn’t have any butter beans so used chickpeas. I really, really love it. Happy to make the swop, for sure. Phew.

  2. Made this today. It was tasty and really easy to do. I will say though i might steam or cook the garlic before blending, do you think that would work? The garlic cloves were jus a bit 😳 for me.

  3. This is hands down the best homemade houmous recipe I have found, they always taste a bit meh so have stuck to ready made but this one is lush. Thank you.

  4. Just wondering why you’re using butter beans and not chickpeas as it’s traditionally chickpeas, would this recipe still work if I used chickpeas?

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