Bariatric friendly recipe – Red pepper hummous dip for Christmas

Bariatric friendly recipe – Red pepper hummous dip for Christmas

I love a Christmas buffet party as much as anyone but I do sometimes despair at the appetiser food on offer. Crisps, batter-coated fish and chicken, greasy sausages and high-fat dips are often the order of the day and I find myself chewing on the garnishes in desperation!

Well if you’re hosting your own Christmas party then ring the changes from this calorie-laden fayre, and if you’re visiting others why not take a dish of something you can indulge in (no-one turns down or is offended by a food gift)?


This high protein, low-fat and bariatric friendly recipe for red pepper hummous dip is a great standby recipe, quickly prepared (or made ahead), is fabulous served with crisp vegetable crudités and fits the bill perfectly.

It’s an ideal bariatric friendly recipe for those on the soft food/pureed food stage of eating after surgery and perfect for thereafter.  Mix and match it with a low-fat satay style sauce or cheesy herb dip … for appetisers that will have them coming back for more.


400g can chick peas, drained

2 roasted red peppers (from a jar or prepared yourself)

2 cloves garlic, crushed

4 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste)

juice of 2 lemons

½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1.  Place the chick peas, peppers, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice abd chilli flakes if used in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

2.  Remove and season to taste with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into a small serving dish, cover and chill until required.

3.  Serve with mixed vegetable crudités. Lightly-steamed broccoli spears are a good alternative to raw salad vegetables if you find these a little indigestible after weight-loss surgery


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