Snacks can be just as important – and just as satisfying – as a full meal. Especially when we’re all leading busy lives, snacks keep us going. This Gbegiri Ata Din Din Red Pepper Hummus recipe is a delicious West African take on a great Middle Eastern plant-based snack option. Whip it up in under 20 minutes, and serve it with whatever you have – your favorite bread, some crackers – because this dip is really the star of the show.
Where Does Hummus Come From?
Hummus is a dip that many of us are probably familiar with, but do you know where hummus comes from? The word “hummus” is Arabic, and it can also be spelled “hommus” or “houmous.” All of these spellings refer to the dip made from chickpeas and tahini that we know and love!
Hummus is a very popular dish in Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s been eaten in so many countries and for so many centuries, that it’s difficult to determine exactly where it originally came from. But, the earliest recipes for something resembling hummus come from Egyptian cookbooks in the 13th century!
Nowadays, hummus is a popular snack in Western countries, too, and it has been produced on a grand scale. You can find it in nearly every supermarket, and there’s always some new flavor to try, or a new preparation to try out.
Why We Love This Hummus Recipe
I’ve put my own spin on this classic Middle Eastern dish by using our own Gbegiri Brown-Eyed Pea Soup and Ata Din Din Red Pepper Sauce. With just these two ingredients, you can put a delicious snack together and easily incorporate more West African flavors into your snacking lifestyle! It’s truly a blend of Middle Eastern origins and West African influence.
The use of these two ingredients means you can satisfy your hunger in just 15 minutes, but don’t think that means we're sacrificing on flavor! We reduce the Gbegiri soup down, concentrating all of that deliciousness, and then adding the Ata Din Din on top provides an extra spicy – and yet slightly sweet – kick of flavor!
Last but not least, you’re not losing any of the protein benefit from swapping out chickpeas for our Gbegiri soup. Gbegiri is made from Nigerian honey beans, which contain a whopping 7.6 grams of protein for just a 100g of boiled beans! Each jar of our Gbegiri soup has 6 grams of protein!
How to Make Gbegiri Ata Din Din Red Pepper Hummus
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add your Gbegiri soup and bring to a boil. Reduce by about 25%, and then let cool.
- Spread the reduced and cooled Gbegiri in a bowl. Top with the Ata Din Din sauce – including the oil!
- Use your favorite bread to scoop up all the deliciousness and enjoy!