no cook recipe: spicy and non spicy sweet bell pepper hummus

i was craving hummus the last few days. most of the time, hummus has garlic so i don’t buy premade hummus due to my little one’s garlic allergy. it’s a relatively simple recipe so i decided to make my own and i made two different versions – one spicy version with garlic chili sauce for the adults and one non spicy version for little one.

instead of oil, i added a little extra tahini sauce and instead of water, i added vegetable stock. since i didn’t have lime at home today, i used lemon instead.

cooking tools

  • food processor


  • 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 1 organic red bell pepper, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1½ Tbsp tahini sauce*
  • 1 lime or lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp vegetable stock
  • array of fresh vegetables
    • broccoli
    • cauliflower
    • carrots
    • celery
    • cucumber
    • grape tomatoes
    • cremini mushrooms
    • organic sweet bell pepper
  • slices of bread


cut half of a bell pepper separating the stem from the bottom. take out seeds and spine of the pepper bottom and set aside. remove the stem and seeds of the pepper top and chop up.

in the food processor, add garbanzo beans, chopped pepper, tahini sauce, lime or lemon, garlic chili sauce and salt  & pepper. blend. add a tablespoon of vegetable stock as needed to help the blend until smooth. scoop the hummus into the bell pepper bottom.

place the pepper with hummus on a large plate. cut up an array of fresh vegetables and/or bread on the plate to eat with the hummus.


resource – allrecipes: Easy Red Pepper Hummus

cooking tip

* tahini sauce
when looking for tahini sauce, some supermarkets will put it with the butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.). if your family member or guests has a nut allergy, make sure to look for tahini sauce that is NOT made in the same factory as nuts as a lot of them are.

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