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Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus & Savoury Chia Crackers!

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Roasted Bell Bepper Hummus and Savoury Chia Crackers! This time I made a tahini-free hummus, recipe loosely adapted from here, and it was still surprisingly yummy!
For the basic hummus, I used 240g cooked chickpeas (or about 1 can drained), a handful of parsley, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1-2 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, a few cracks of black pepper and black sea salt (not pictured) and water.
 
I made only a small batch this time, and divided the basic hummus into 4, so that I'll get some of each green, yellow, red and basic.

I added about 1/4 roasted medium bell pepper (with skin) to each part of the hummus. The basic one turned out a bit green because of the parsley :x
Other ingredients added into each one:
Red - chili flakes, cayenne pepper
Yellow - turmeric, curry powder
Green - salt free seasoning

And I made crackers for the first time! There was a box of Carr's Table Water Crackers at home a while back and it was SO ADDICTIVE. Like it's just made of flour and water?! :O Anyway this didn't turn out exactly the same, but still very satisfying!
Surprized to find that they puff up, even without any rising agent! Probably should have poked holes, but they look so cute and puffy ☺

I used about half the dough for this amount, the rest is in my freezer! Perhaps some sundried tomato crackers next time?

Yum yum. Great as a snack or appetiser! The sesame seeds really add a fragrant, nutty aroma ☺



Oil-Free Roasted Bell-Pepper Hummus

Ingredients
  • 240g cooked chickpeas (or about 1 can drained)
  • a handful of parsley
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a few cracks of black pepper and black sea salt
  • water (enough to blend until smooth)
  • 1 medium red, yellow or green bell pepper, or just 1/4 of each if you're dividing up the hummus like I did
  • Suggested additional ingredients:
  • Red - chili flakes, cayenne pepper
    Yellow - turmeric, curry powder
    Green - salt free seasoning
Method
  1. Roast the bell peppers on a lightly greased baking sheet at 180 deg C for about 20-30 mins, or until slightly charred at the edges.
  2. Blend all other ingredients well, adding water when necessary.
  3. Blend in the roasted bell peppers (with skin) and any other ingredients. Enjoy with crackers, falafel or raw veggies!

Basic Savoury Chia Crackers

Ingredients
  • 150g wholewheat flour + more for dusting
  • 100ml water
  • 1 level tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt to taste (I used 2 cracks black sea salt)
  • dried parsley flakes
Method
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Knead with hands until a dough is formed.
  2. Flour a clean surface (and your hands and the rolling pin; it sticks to everything!) and roll out the dough, until as thin as possible (about 3-4 mm).
  3. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out shapes. If you don't want the crackers to puff up, poke holes with a fork. To add seeds/dried herbs on top, dab a bit of water on them first so they'll stick.
  4. Bake at 180 deg C on a lightly greased baking sheet for about 8 mins.

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4 comments

  1. Making chia crackers tomorrow! I have all of the ingredients! Love when that happens. The heart shapes are awesome, I hope I can find some cute cookie cutters around.

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    1. Hehe I hope you'll enjoy making & eating them!! :)

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  2. hi, may i know where do you get nutritional yeast? is it available at supermarket or those organic store?

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    1. So sorry for the late reply, Qiu Yan! I got mine at the organic store in Harbourfront, and most organic shops should carry it! I've bought it from iherb before too :)

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