Vegetable of the year 2021 : The pepper

Recipe with pepper:
Humus of stewed peppers with chickpeas, garlic and mint.

Ingredients for 4 persons

humus :

  • 4 red peppers
  • 60 g dry chickpeas (soak overnight)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • olive oil
  • black pepper from the mill and sea salt
  • 4 fresh mint leaves

trimmings : 

  • the seeds of the peppers
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 4 slices of bread

Humus : cook the soaked chickpeas in lightly salted water. Drain and leave to cool. Remove the seeds from the peppers and keep as a garnish. Cut the peppers into wide strips. Put them in a saucepan and pour half with olive oil and half with water. Make sure they are ¾ underneath. Season with salt and pepper. Add the rosemary and cook the peppers for 30-35 minutes on a low heat. Remove the peppers from the liquid and mix with half of the cooked chickpeas and the fresh mint leaves until smooth.

Garnishes : toast the bread and cut into strips. Toast the seeds of the peppers in a non-stick pan.

Put the humus in a bowl and finish with cooked chickpeas, some roasted peppers seeds, mint leaves. Serve with the toasted bread.

There are many types of peppers on the market, not all of them are different in size or shape, also in taste and vitamins can be very different. But all of them, no matter what colour, give a lot of inspiration in European cuisine today!

Recipe humus pepper
Recipe humus pepper