Low FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper And Pumpkin Hummus

Ingredients

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SERVES 15

Roast Pepper & Pumpkin Hummus

200   canned chickpeas in brine (weight after draining & rinsing)*
1   red bell peppers (large)
400   Japanese (Jap) pumpkin (Kabocha squash or Buttercup squash)
2   olive oil
1   garlic infused oil*
1   water
3   lemon juice*
1.5   paprika*
0.5   ground cumin*
1   dried chilli flakes (optional)*

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.

Equipment

  • roasting tray
  • blender/stick blender
  • microwave steamer or bowl

Low FODMAP Roast Pepper & Pumpkin Hummus

COOKS IN 15 MIN SERVES 15
BY ALANA SCOTT REVIEWED BY Kate Watson (RD)

This low FODMAP roasted red pepper & pumpkin hummus is one of my favourites. It is perfect on toast for breakfast, as a dip for snacks, or as a delicious salad bowl topping! I used to love hummus before starting the low FODMAP diet, but the large amount of chickpeas definitely didn’t love me! I have made this hummus so it only contains 14g of chickpeas per serve, which is well below the safe low FODMAP (44g) serve recommended by Monash University. Just remember to divide the dip into about 15 serves. It can be stored in the fridge for about five days.

 

Cooking Note: If you do decide to use butternut pumpkin, make sure you divide the hummus into 15 serves to keep it low FODMAP. Make sure you let the humus cool before eating to give it a better flavour!

  • Gluten Free Option
  • Low FODMAP
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free
  • Soy Free
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Nutrition per serve

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Calories 59
Fat 3.4g
Saturates 0.5g
Protein 1.6g
Carbs 6.3g
Sugars 2.1g
Fibre 2.2g
Salt 0g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 11.9mg
Calories 59
Fat 3.4g
Saturates 0.5g
Protein 1.6g
Carbs 6.3g
Sugars 2.1g
Fibre 2.2g
Salt 0g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 11.9mg
Calories 59
Fat 3.4g
Saturates 0.5g
Protein 1.6g
Carbs 6.3g
Sugars 2.1g
Fibre 2.2g
Salt 0g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 11.9mg
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  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (374ºF) bake function. Deseed the red bell peppers and slice into strips. Place into a roasting tray and drizzle in olive oil. Place in the oven once it has heated, and roast for about 10 minutes, until the edges start to brown.
  2.  While the oven heats, prepare the pumpkin by peeling, removing the seeds and cutting into small pieces. Place in a microwave proof bowl, add 4 tablespoons of water, and cover with a microwave proof plate. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 7 to 9 minutes, until soft. Be careful not to burn yourself when removing the pumpkin from the microwave.
  3. While the red bell peppers and pumpkin cooks, prepare the rest of the dip ingredients. Drain and rinse the tinned chickpeas using a sieve. Measure out 200g of chickpeas (about 1 cup).
  4. Place the chickpeas into a food processor (or blender if you have a powerful one). Squeeze the juice out of the lemons. Add the olive oil, garlic infused oil, water, lemon juice, paprika, and cumin. Season with a couple of grinds of salt and black pepper. Once the pumpkin and red bell peppers are cooked, then add them to the food processor.
  5. Process for 3 to 4 minutes until smooth. Sprinkle with a pinch of chilli flakes if desired. Leave the dip to cool before serving (this gives it a much better flavour!).
  6. This dip is fantastic on gluten free bread, crackers and carrot sticks, or you can mix it with salad ingredients and quinoa to make a tasty lunch!
  7. You can store it in the fridge for up to five days.

Buying Tips

Garlic infused oil is found in the oil section of your local supermarket. It should be clear with no floating bits of garlic. You can also make garlic infused oil at home by frying garlic cloves in cooking oil, until they are golden and fragrant (then remove the garlic before you continue cooking your meal). This is a low FODMAP way to capture the garlic flavour as the fructans can't leach into the oil.

Buy chickpeas canned in water or brine (the oligosaccharides will leach into the liquid, which reduces the FODMAP content). Make sure you rinse the chickpeas well in water before using.

Make your lemon juice and lemon zest from fresh lemon.

Check your dried chilli flakes do not contain onion or garlic powder.

Gluten Free Tips

Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.

Dairy Free Tips