Lunch Box Pepper Hummus with Crispy Za'atar Pitta

Bring a ready made lunch box with fresh homemade roasted pepper hummus to your next picnic, it’s perfect for scooping up with crispy pitta bread. 


  • No peppers? Use aubergine instead. 
  • No carrots? Try with cucumber instead. 
  • No eggs? Use the protein of your choice instead. 
  • No zaatar? Use a mixture of sesame seeds and dried oregano instead. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2


3 Peppers

150 g Chickpeas (from a can)

2 tbsp Lemon juice

2 Pitta bread

Olive oil

1 tbsp Zaatar

Salt & pepper

For serving:

2 Carrot (cut into small batons )

2 Hard boiled eggs


  1. For the pepper hummus; heat the oven to 200C/180 c fan/6 gas mark. Deseed and cut the peppers into chunks. Place in a large baking tray, drizzle with 2 tbsp olive and season with a generous pinch of both salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until tender and lightly charred. 
  2. For the pitta chips; slice the pittas into triangular shards and place in a large baking tray. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with zaatar, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Add the roasted peppers, chickpeas and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  4. Divide the pepper hummus into lunch boxes, then add the pitta chips, crudites and hard boiled eggs. 
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How to store

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. The pepper hummus can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.