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!
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 hummus:
Traditional hummus always uses a few core ingredients:
- Tahini (sesame seed paste)
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
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.
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.
Next, add the chickpeas and roasted red peppers. Process until smooth.
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.
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!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 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
- 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.
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28 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + VIDEO”
I NEED to try this hummus recipe! I love red pepper hummus 🙂
Hope you enjoy Melinda!
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!
Yes, adding a little bit more oil to smooth it out is a great tip. Thanks for sharing!
I do love homemade hummus and red pepper added is always good for a bit of variety in flavor. Looks good and like the tips.
Thanks, Caroline! Homemade hummus is the BEST! 🙂
Roasted red pepper is my favorite hummus flavor! I can’t wait to try your version!
I love roasted red peppers and I love hummus but have never thought to add them together. Super idea. Am sure it’s delicious!
So delicious! Thanks you!
This looks so delicious with the peppers and spices. I can’t wait to make this.
Love the flavours of this hummus. Perfect crowd pleasing recipe. For sure I will try this recipe.
We love hummus and your red pepper version is incredible! Thanks for the recipe and tips!
This is such a wonderful hummus! The roasted red pepper adds such great flavor, and everyone always loves it.
Its a flavorful hummus recipe. I love the addition of red pepper to it.Thanks for sharing.
Your hummus recipe is the bomb! We loved it! Will be making it again and again. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Thanks so much, Jenny!
My hummus was always a fail. But your recipe was perfect. We all loved it.
So glad you enjoyed this recipe!
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!
Thanks so much!
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!
Yes, the homemade pita chips make it so delicious!
This dip looks amazing and would be hard to stop dipping!
Thanks so much!
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.