Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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It’s been awhile since I tried a new hummus flavor. I’ve made quite a few different kinds of hummus already–like Avocado Hummus, Lemon Artichoke Hummus, Black Olive Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, Pumpkin Hummus, and good old regular Hummus! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus was next on my list. It was worth trying–the roasted red peppers, blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and other spices give this hummus a nice flavor and a creamy consistency that’s great for spreading on pita bread or other breads (I also like it on sourdough) and also for using as a dip with veggies, tortilla chips, or crackers. If you’re a hummus fan like I am, you just may want to try this out!

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS by NancyC

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 3/4 cup roasted red bell pepper pieces from a jar, drained
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons olive oil (start with 2 and add 1 more if consistency is too thick)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1 to 2 Tablespoons additional finely chopped roasted red bell pepper from jar, for garnish

In a high-speed blender or food processor, add all ingredients and mix until everything is well blended.

Spoon hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped roasted red bell pepper if desired. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, fresh veggies, or warmed or toasted pita bread. Note: the garlic and pepper flavor get a little stronger the day after this hummus is made.

I’m glad hummus is healthy, because it’s one of my favorite things to eat or snack on. What’s your favorite healthy snack or dip?

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29 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. chef mimi

    This is great! And roasteed red bell peppers in a jar are such a high quality product. I always give mine a rinse and dry them off first. The liquid is a little odd to me. Wonderful recipe!

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  2. J Seaton

    Love the post, Nancy. Just curious…which is your favourite of the hummus recipes you’ve made so far? I made a basic hummus last week for the first time, and am curious to try something more adventurous.

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    1. nancyc Post author

      I guess it depends what ingredients you like best–if you like avocados, the Avocado Hummus would be great to try–it’s very good and really smooth and creamy. I’m not sure if I have a favorite because I like all the different flavors! 🙂

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  3. Loretta

    What a great healthy, version of the red pepper hummus. I love all the ingredients you’ve added, and the carrot sticks for a dip? How lovely! 🙂

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  6. Shari

    I do love hummus, and this one looks really tasty with all additional ingredients you put in it. I have only made pesto hummus before. I will have to try this one. Thanks, Nancy!

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  7. MyKabulKitchen

    I love this flavor or hummus, as the pepper gives it a nice sweetness that mellows the other flavors, a nice healthy recipe at a time where its easy to get lazy and fall into too many indulgent meals 🙂

    Reply

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