Hummus with Pimmentos

Day 18 of Recipe Marathon #2.

Pimentos are also called cherry peppers which are small, round in shape, like red bell peppers(roasted) they also can be found in canned jars. Read more about pimentos here

I was thinking of making something quick and light for our evening snack, so I used a can of chickpeas and small jar of pimentos to make hummus. I can say this recipe is a 5 minute wonder !



  • Chickpeas – 1 cup (I used store brought, so rinse with water and drain well)
  • Pimentos – about 2 tbsp (I used store brought, Roasted red bellpeppers be used instead)
  • Roasted sesame seeds – 1tbsp ( use tahini paste instead)
  • Green chilli’s- 1 for spiciness
  • Cilantro leaves- 1 hand full
  • Olive oil – 1tsp
  • Salt to taste.

In a blender, put all the above ingredients and grind together to smooth paste. If required add more Olive oil or water, while grinding. Thats it, enjoy with chips or crackers.

* Leftovers can be used as a base for making noodles or spread on pizza.

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