Red Pepper Hummus

Delight in the rich and savory flavors of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, a versatile and delicious snack perfect for any occasion. With a smooth texture and vibrant taste, it’s an excellent choice for dipping veggies, spreading on pita, or accompanying your favorite protein.

Why You Will Love Red Pepper Hummus:

  1. Quick and Easy to Make: Ready in just 15 minutes, making it perfect for a quick snack or appetizer.
  2. Healthy and Nutritious: Packed with protein and good fats from chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil.
  3. Flavorful: The combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, and tahini creates a rich and savory taste.
  4. Versatile: Enjoy with a variety of dippers like veggies, pita bread, or use as a spread.
  5. Customizable: Easily adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.
  6. Perfect for Sharing: Ideal for gatherings, parties, or as a healthy snack option.
  7. No Cooking Required: A great recipe for those hot days when you want to avoid using the oven or stove.

Ingredients Needed To Make Red Pepper Hummus

  • Canned Chickpeas
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Olive Oil
  • Tahini
  • Kosher Salt
  • Large Garlic Clove
  • Toppings: Olive Oil and Pimentos

Variations & Substitutions

  1. Chickpeas:
    • Substitute: Use other beans like white beans, black beans, or lentils for a different base.
    • Cooked Chickpeas: Opt for home-cooked chickpeas instead of canned for a fresher taste and less sodium.
  2. Roasted Red Peppers:
    • Variations: Replace with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or artichokes for a different flavor profile.
    • Homemade Roasted Peppers: Roast fresh red peppers at home for a more authentic flavor.
  3. Olive Oil:
    • Substitute: Use avocado oil or sesame oil for a different taste.
    • Reduction: Reduce the amount of oil for a lower-fat version and replace some of it with water.
  4. Tahini:
    • Substitute: Almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter can replace tahini.
    • Omitting Tahini: You can omit tahini if unavailable, though it may slightly change the traditional hummus flavor.
  5. Garlic:
    • Adjustment: Increase or decrease the amount of garlic to suit your taste.
    • Roasted Garlic: Use roasted garlic instead of raw for a milder, sweeter flavor.
  6. Lemon Juice:
    • Substitute: Vinegar or lime juice can be used as an alternative to lemon juice.
  7. Spices:
    • Variations: Add spices like cumin, smoked paprika, or cayenne pepper for different flavors.
    • Herbs: Incorporate fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley for a fresh taste.
  8. Garnishes:
    • Alternatives: Top with chopped olives, pine nuts, za’atar, or a sprinkle of paprika instead of pimentos.
  9. Creaminess:
    • Adjustment: For creamier hummus, add more olive oil or a bit of Greek yogurt.
  10. Vegan or Dairy-Free:
    • The recipe is naturally vegan and dairy-free. Just ensure that all the ingredients, including toppings, adhere to these dietary preferences.

How To Make Banana Pudding with Red Pepper Hummus

This is a fairly easy and simple recipe to make! Let’s dig in (no pun intended).

  1. Blend the Hummus:
    • In a food processor, add the chickpeas, roasted red peppers, olive oil, tahini, kosher salt, and garlic clove.
    • Blend all the ingredients until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth.
  2. Serve:
    • Transfer the hummus to a plate or serving dish.
    • Drizzle a little olive oil over the top.
    • Garnish with diced pimentos for added flavor and a pop of color.

Commonly Asked Questions

We know you have questions, and we’re here to answer them!

Can I make this hummus without a food processor?

Yes, you can use a blender. If you don’t have either, you can mash the ingredients manually with a fork or potato masher, though the texture may be less smooth.

How long can I store this hummus?

Store the hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last for up to 5-7 days.

Can I freeze hummus?

Hummus can be frozen, although it may affect the texture slightly. Store it in a freezer-safe container and thaw in the fridge before serving.

Is it necessary to use canned chickpeas?

No, you can cook dried chickpeas if you prefer. Soak them overnight, then boil until tender before using in the recipe.

Can I make this recipe with other types of beans?

Absolutely! While chickpeas are traditional, you can experiment with other beans like white beans or black beans for a different flavor.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. I love it with veggies, pita and protein of choice. From start to eating, its 15 minutes max.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 355kcal


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  • Food processor or blender


  • 2-15 oz cans of chickpeas
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Topping olive oil and pimentos


  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix until creamy smooth.
  • Add to a plate and drizzle a little olive oil on top and top with diced pimentos.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg
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