Hummus with capsicum and pepitas

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 medium capsicum, roasted and roughly chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3tbsp water
  • 1 tsp pepitas
  • Paprika, for serving
  • 1 carrot, cut into sticks
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into sticks

METHOD

  1. Add tahini and lemon juice to food processer, blend for 1minute or until mixture becomes thicker.
  2. Add capsicum, chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, cumin and salt to taste. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Slowly add water and blend to create a creamy whipped texture
  4. Place in a serving dish, sprinkle with pepitas and paprika.
  5. Serve with grainy crackers, carrots and celery