Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + VIDEO

This roasted red pepper hummus is made with simple ingredients, naturally vegan and gluten-free, and makes a healthy snack! Pair with some raw veggies or homemade pita chips for a crowd-pleasing appetizer!

hand dipping pita chip into roasted red pepper hummus

This post was originally published on January 11, 2017. It has been updated with new images, more tips, better recipe, and a video

Are you drooling? I am. Why? Because this roasted red pepper hummus is LIFE.

Creamy homemade hummus bursting with roasted red pepper flavor is the ultimate dip! It’s vegan, healthy, and oh so easy to make.

ingredients for roasted red pepper hummus on wood board with red napkin

Ingredients for hummus:

Traditional hummus always uses a few core ingredients:

  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Seasonings

This hummus recipe uses the addition of roasted red peppers for an extra kick and flavor burst.

What is tahini?

I feel like this is a burning question when we talk about hummus ingredients. It’s a sesame seed paste. You can find it in the grocery store next to peanut butter or online.

Can I make hummus without tahini?

Yes! Some people will substitute tahini with any other nut butter (although this will affect the taste). Other recipes simply use more olive oil and lemon juice in its place.

ingredients for hummus in a food processor

How to make hummus

Start by processing the tahini, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor until fully incorporated. This step will look differently for everyone depending on the consistency of the tahini. Sometimes tahini paste can be stiff while other times it can be runny and oily.

ingredients for roasted red pepper hummus in food processor

Next, add the chickpeas and roasted red peppers. Process until smooth.

olive oil being poured into food processor to make hummus

Last is to slowly pour the olive oil in while the food processor is on. This emulsifies the oil into the hummus.

My hummus making game has improved significantly over the years. And this process is the best! It yields a must smoother and creamier hummus as opposed to throwing everything into the food processor at the same time.

hand dipping pita chip into hummus on wood board

Is hummus healthy?

Yes, it certainly is! Hummus is vegan, gluten-free, and all the ingredients in hummus contain some health benefits:

  • Olive oil and tahini are good sources of healthy fats
  • Hummus is a low carb snack
  • Chickpeas are excellent plant-based protein and fiber
  • Red peppers contain a ton of Vitamin C

Instead of pita chips, you can enjoy hummus with raw celery sticks or carrots to give yourself even more of a health boost!

Ways to customize this roasted red pepper hummus:

  • Add chili flakes or cayenne pepper to make this hummus spicy!
  • Add a small handful of basil when you add the roasted red peppers
  • Substitute the olive oil with avocado oil or grapeseed oil for another healthy option

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If you like this hummus recipe, you’ll LOVE my original hummus recipe too!

hand dipping pita chip into roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This hummus is super simple to make and calls for only a handful of ingredients. Pair it up with some fresh vegetables or homemade pita chips to have a wholesome, vegan, gluten-free snack!
4.94 from 16 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: healthy hummus recipe, homemade hummus idea, hummus with roasted red peppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (makes about 1-1/2 cup hummus)
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Amanda



  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice approx. juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers from jar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Homemade Pita Chips:

  • pita bread
  • olive oil
  • salt, paprika, cumin to taste

Toppings (optional):

  • parsley, cilantro, or basil finely chopped
  • roasted red peppers chopped
  • olive oil


  • Add tahini, lemon juice, and garlic into the food processor and process until smooth.
  • Turn off the food processor and add drained chickpeas and roasted red peppers. Blend until smooth.
  • With the food processor on low, slowly pour olive oil into hummus. Turn off the food processor and season with salt, cumin, and paprika.
  • Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley, chopped roasted red peppers, and/or olive oil (optional)

To Make Pita Chips:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix oil and seasonings in a small bowl. Cut the pita bread into eights and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Brush oil/seasoning mixture onto pita slices. Bake for 7-9 minutes.



Tahini paste can typically be found near the peanut butter aisle at the grocery store.Ā 


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 5.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 128mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 0.2g

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29 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + VIDEO”

  1. 4 stars
    I love the flavors of the roasted red pepper in the recipe. I had to add a tad more oil to mine to make it more smooth. Besides that, it was great!

  2. 5 stars
    I love roasted red peppers and I love hummus but have never thought to add them together. Super idea. Am sure it’s delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Roasted red pepper hummus is my favorite kind of hummus and I’ve never tried making it myself, but your recipe makes it look so easy and delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    Yum, I love hummus and this recipe is so easy, why buy it when you can make it fresh! I also love the homemade pita chips, delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I love hummus in the summer months. It’s been getting really hot here in Arizona so this is a great recipe to have in my back pocket to serve as a snack during cook outs.

  6. 5 stars
    This is the best hummus recipe I’ve tried. I doubled it and froze some for post operative healing. I added the zest from two lemons, just because I was juicing them, I used half the salt, two extra Tbsp of lemon, an extra 1/2 tsp.paprika because my daughter adds paprika to everything and I want her to eat this.
    I have tried many recipes and I found it lumpy, watered down and with the wrong spices. This is going to be my new favorite.


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