Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Hearty chickpeas mixed with bold roasted red peppers, garlic, lemon, tahini and olive oil pureed into a thick and silky hummus that you just need to make! Comes together quickly and pairs great with pita bread or veggies. Prefect for snacking or entertaining a crowd!
Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that can easily be made at home in minutes. True story? You can do it, all by yourself and there is no cooking required. It’s also fun to make and stores great for almost 2 weeks in the fridge. Is there anything better? Okay, I am sure there is but this really is easy and a spread you can use for snacks, pizza, flatbreads or even in place of mayo on a sandwich. YUM!!!
What is Hummus anyway?
Hummus is a thick spread made from ground chickpeas and ground sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic. A recipe that originated in the Middle East a long time ago. It is usually paired with pita bread but is also delicious with veggies and also works as a topping on flatbreads.
Do you have to use beans in hummus?
Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas but you can make hummus with white northern beans and black beans as well. If you are looking for a similar type of dip with no beans then check out this Incredible Roasted Vegetable Dip. It is bean free!
How to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Prep the chickpeas: Drain and rinse the beans and then peel off the skins. A very important step that you MUST do. It is a little tedious but well worth it if you want a silky smooth hummus. I KNOW it looks intimidating but it’s super EASY!
Then place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
The easiest to make and it’s so bright and cheerful. Perfect dip to kick off spring! Creamy, thick and full of red pepper and garlic flavors that just pop and add incredible tasty deliciousness to the hummus.
- 15 oz can chickpeas
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
- Salt and pepper
Prep the chickpeas:
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas
- Peel the skin off of the chickpeas and discard he skins. This step is very important if you want a silky smooth hummus.
Make the hummus:
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a smooth spread is formed.
- Serve with toasted pita chips and veggies.
- You can store the hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and use it as a dip, spread or even a sauce for pizzas and flatbreads.
You can pair this hummus with fresh veggies as well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 137mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 4g