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Creamy Vegan Paprika Houmous

Creamy vegan hummus topped with smoked paprika, drizzled chili oil, and garnished with chickpeas, diced cucumber, and pickled red onions.
Creamy Vegan Paprika Houmous

Houmous, that Middle Eastern gem, is adored globally, and for good reason. Today, we're pushing its boundaries, blending the creamy tradition with a paprika twist. This Paprika Houmous isn't just a dip; it's an experience. An adventure in taste, texture, and tantalising spice.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes



- 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve some whole chickpeas for topping)

- 4 tbsp tahini paste

- 2 garlic cloves, minced

- Juice of 1 large lemon

- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

- 1 tsp smoked paprika

- Salt to taste

- Chilli oil, for drizzling

- Chilli flakes, for garnish

- 1 small cucumber, diced

- Pickled red onions, thinly sliced



1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, and salt. Process until smooth and ultra-creamy. If too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

2. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl. Create a shallow well in the centre.

3. Drizzle with chilli oil and a bit more olive oil.

4. Sprinkle with chilli flakes.

5. Garnish with reserved chickpeas, diced cucumber, and sliced pickled red onions.

6. Serve immediately with flatbread, veggies, or your choice of sides.


Additional Tips:

For an even creamier texture, peel the chickpeas before processing. Pair with warm pita bread or vegetable sticks. For those who enjoy olives, a sprinkle of chopped olives could elevate the flavour profile.


Allergy information / alternatives:

For those allergic to sesame, you can substitute tahini with almond or cashew butter for a different yet delightful flavour.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 220

- Fat: 14g

- Carbohydrates: 20g

- Fibre: 6g

- Protein: 6g

- Sodium: 160mg

- Sugar: 4g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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