Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Hearty chickpeas mixed with bold roasted red peppers, garlic, lemon, tahini and olive oil blended into a thick and silky hummus that you just need to make! It comes together quickly and pairs great with pita bread or veggies.
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!!!
Bonus, there are only a few simple ingredients needed and you likely have them right at this very moment!
Ingredients needed to make this recipe
- Jarred roasted red peppers
- Garlic cloves
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
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 this 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!
2. 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 for entertaining. Creamy, thick and full of red pepper and garlic flavors that just pop and add incredible tasty deliciousness to the hummus.
I topped mine with some diced roasted peppers and chives. So pretty!
- Make sure you peel the skin off of the chickpeas. It makes all the difference in the world for a super smooth hummus. It seems tedious but it really only takes a few minutes.
- You can use jarred roasted red peppers and take the help from the store, or roast you own in a 475 F degree oven for roughly 45 minutes. I prefer using store-bought when I am short on time.
- For a classic hummus, simply leave out the red peppers and follow the rest of the recipe.
- This hummus stores great in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Pair it with fresh-cut veggies, whole grain crackers, or pita chips for a quick healthy snack.