Sharing the Secret to Chickpea Pepper Spread From Our Kitchen

Bask in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, for today in Darians’ kitchen, we unearth the rustic delight that is Chickpea Pepper Spread. It’s more than just a recipe I bring to you – it’s a whisper of the bustling spice markets, a brush of the earthy countryside, and the embrace of age-old culinary traditions that have been shared from one generation to the next.

Crafted from the humble yet versatile chickpea, accompanied by the vibrant and sweet bell pepper, this spread is a testament to simple ingredients concocting a symphony of flavors. My journey with this dish began on a serene afternoon, where the desire for something nourishing yet zesty was paramount. The need to escape the mechanical rhythm of my everyday life at Food and Meal gave rise to an exploration of flavors that are both comforting and exciting, just like this spread.

The beauty of the Chickpea Pepper Spread lies in its ease of creation coupled with its manifold utilities. Whether it’s a companion to your crunchy toast, a gracious topping for your garden salad, or a loving dip for your assortment of crudites, it invites you to imagine and improvise.

I wanted to create something that not only feeds the body but also the soul, something that’s made from the heart, for the heart. With each careful blend of peppers and chickpeas, the kitchen filled with an aroma that evokes memories of laughter, togetherness, and the simple joy of cooking for oneself and loved ones.

Chickpea Pepper Spread
Enjoy every bite: experience the joy of savoring this homemade spread that’s as delightful as it is versatile.

Chickpea Pepper Spread Recipe

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Blending Chickpea Pepper Spread

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Course: Salad, Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 8
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Yukiko
Cost: $28
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  • Add all ingredients into the blender container. Secure the lid.
  • Start the blending at low speed, then quickly increase to highest speed and blend for 1 minute or until smooth & creamy.
  • Serve and enjoy.



Note 1: Flavor Fusion: Experiment with different types of bell peppers – red, orange, yellow, or even a mix – to play with the spread's color and flavor palette.
Note 2: Custom Texture: Blend the spread to your desired consistency. Go for a silky-smooth texture or leave a bit of chunkiness for added texture and visual appeal.
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Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 2.5g | Sugar: 0.6g
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Cooking Tips:

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Spread on a sandwich: elevate your sandwich game with a generous spread of this creamy delight.

First and foremost, choose your chickpeas carefully. Whether you’re using canned or dried, make sure they are of good quality, as they form the foundation of your spread. For dried chickpeas, remember to soak them overnight which will ensure that they cook evenly and achieve that ideal creamy texture we’re aiming for.

Roasting the bell peppers is another step where you can infuse a lot of love and flavor into the spread. Taking the time to char them nicely brings out a depth of sweet and smoky notes that become the soul of this culinary creation. It’s a process that cannot be rushed and when done with patience, the results are simply transformative.

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Blending the ingredients together is like orchestrating a symphony; you must listen and adjust as you go along. Start with the chickpeas and peppers, then gradually add olive oil, maybe a clove of garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, and season to taste. But remember, the key is in the balance: too much garlic or lemon may overshadow the delicate taste of the peppers.

Feel free to experiment with herbs and spices. A pinch of cumin or coriander can add an interesting dimension to the spread without overpowering it. I often lean towards fresh herbs like parsley or basil, which dance beautifully with the roasted peppers and provide an extra layer of freshness to the dish.

Texture is important – it says so much about the care put into the preparation. You might prefer a completely smooth spread or one with a bit of texture to remind you of its natural ingredients. For me, a slightly coarse spread holds character and tells a story of its origin—every scoop becomes a tactile experience, not just a gustatory delight.

Presentation is the final brushstroke on your masterpiece. Drizzle a bit of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle a touch of paprika for color, or garnish with finely chopped herbs. Serving the spread in an attractive bowl with an array of accompaniments speaks volumes of the affection and intent poured into the recipe.

Every time I create this Chickpea Pepper Spread, I am reminded of the capacity food has to comfort us, connect us, and transport us to different cultures and experiences. It’s my sincerest hope that these cooking tips help you bring warmth and joy to your table, inspiring moments of companionship and delight over a simple yet profound dish.

Serving Suggestions:

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Image of roasted bell peppers: the starting point of our chickpea pepper spread – the roasted peppers that add depth to every bite.

Elevate your avocado sandwich experience with diverse culinary inspirations. Infuse a Japanese twist by applying a teriyaki sauce marinade to thinly sliced beef or shrimp from the ‘Steak Teriyaki‘ and ‘Teriyaki Shrimp‘ recipes, creating a harmonious blend of sweet and savory flavors that complements the creamy texture of avocado. For a seafood-inspired option, draw from ‘Shrimp Tempura‘ or ‘Blackened Salmon‘ recipes, incorporating crispy tempura shrimp or spice-rubbed salmon for a delightful contrast between crunchy or spicy seafood and the softness of avocado. Experiment with Italian-Mexican fusion by borrowing elements from ‘Eggplant Parmesan‘ and ‘Vegetable Maki‘—layer breaded fried eggplant, marinara sauce, and fresh mozzarella for an Italian touch, or introduce sushi-inspired vegetable rolls with julienned carrots and cucumbers for a refreshing crunch. For a Korean-Mex twist, consider the ‘Kimchi Hot Dogs‘ and ‘Spicy Beef Stew‘ recipes, incorporating kimchi and bulgogi beef to bring spiciness and fermented depth to your avocado sandwich. Explore a Middle-Eastern fusion by drawing inspiration from ‘Shakshuka‘ or ‘Hummus‘, spreading hummus on the sandwich, topping it with poached eggs, and sprinkling za’atar or sumac spices, merging creamy avocado with rich Middle Eastern flavors. For a BBQ touch inspired by ‘Cebu’s Lechon‘ and ‘Sorsogon Baluko‘, add slow-roasted pork with crispy skin, providing a smoky and savory dimension that contrasts beautifully with the neutral avocado. Create a vegetarian delight based on ‘Vegetarian Ramen‘ and ‘Vegetarian Gyoza‘, pairing the avocado sandwich with steamed or pan-fried dumplings and light, crisp vegetable toppings like shredded cabbage or carrots, offering a colorful and healthy meal.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

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Served with pita bread: warm pita bread and chickpea pepper spread – a match made in culinary heaven.

Q1: How Long Can I Store the Chickpea Pepper Spread? You can store this delightful spread in the refrigerator for up to five days in an airtight container. Just give it a good stir before serving to recombine any separated ingredients.

Q2: Can I Adjust the Spiciness? Absolutely! Control the heat by using different types of peppers. If you’re looking for milder flavors, opt for bell peppers; for some kick, try using jalapeños or even a pinch of cayenne.

Q3: Is This Spread Suitable for Vegans? Absolutely! This Chickpea Pepper Spread is entirely vegan-friendly. It’s a wonderful option to include in plant-based diets and gatherings.

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Q4: Can I Freeze the Spread? While the spread can be frozen, keep in mind that the texture might slightly change upon thawing. If you do freeze it, make sure to whisk or blend it again after thawing to restore its consistency.

Q5: Can I Use Canned Chickpeas? Of course! If you’re short on time, canned chickpeas work perfectly fine. Just rinse and drain them well before blending.

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Fresh ingredients: gather fresh bell peppers and chickpeas for a spread that’s bursting with natural goodness.

With these tips, suggestions, and answers at your fingertips, you’re all set to embark on a flavorful journey with our Belnding Chickpea Sandwich Spread.


As the day winds down and the kitchen quiets, I take a moment to savor the rich, vibrant hues of the Chickpea Pepper Spread that lay before me. It’s been a journey of texture, taste, and tantalizing aromas—a journey that we, together, embarked upon with a simple can of chickpeas and a humble bell pepper.

At Food and Meal, each recipe is more than just a set of instructions; it is a culinary adventure, an invitation to explore flavors and to infuse your meals with passion and creativity. The Chickpea Pepper Spread is no exception. With its smooth texture, robust flavors, and colorful presentation, it has shown itself to be a multifaceted hero in the kitchen, capable of elevating a variety of dishes from good to extraordinary.

Reflecting on the spread’s versatility, from a zesty addition to wraps and sandwiches to a delectable topper for protein-packed entrees or a companion to crisp vegetables, I am reminded of the power of simple, wholesome ingredients. They come together to create something that not only nourishes the body but also delights the senses and brings people together around the dining table.

As we wrap up this blog post at Food and Meal, we hope that this Chickpea Pepper Spread finds a place in your recipe collection and perhaps becomes a cherished staple in your culinary repertoire. We are delighted to have shared this recipe with you—our cherished readers—and look forward to hearing about the unique twists and delicious pairings you may discover in your own kitchen explorations.

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I'm Yukiko, a Food & Lifestyle blogger and marketing professional at Hana Hotel Travel Company, focused on Food And Meal restaurants. I love cooking, with a special affection for baking, and photography. My blog offers healthy, diverse recipes and captures the beauty of culinary arts, aiming to inspire a balanced lifestyle and connect food enthusiasts globally.
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