Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

by Krista on September 9, 2013 · 11 comments

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I think Hummus is probably one of my favorite appetizers. There is just something about a good hummus, you know the kind you get a Mediterranean or Greek restaurant.  It is creamy, nutty, light, and airy.

I have always wanted to make my own hummus because I have heard that you can definitely tell the difference. Well, yesterday I finally did it!  We had people over last night and I was in charge of providing one appetizer. I tried to replicate one of my favorite hummus flavors, roasted red pepper.  Let me tell you from experience, you can totally taste the difference between store bought and homemade and its really not that hard to make. Its totally worth the extra effort for me. This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is definitely going to be a frequent visitor in our house!

To get started, roast 2 red bell peppers over stove burner for 10 minutes. Rotating until all sides are charred.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 1Place in peppers in bowl and cover with plastic wrap to seal in the heat and steam. {this will help make the skin easy to remove} Let side for 5-10 minutes. Once, peppers are cool enough to handle peel off the charred skin, remove seeds, and julienne peppers.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 7Drain and rinse one 15oz. can of chickpeas {also known as garbanzo beans}.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 2Pour 1/4 cup of tahini {sesame seed puree, found in International aisle} into a food processor along with 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 3Process for 1 minute. Scrap mixture off the side and process for another 30 seconds.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 5Add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1 small minced garlic clove, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to tahini mixture.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 4Process for 30 seconds, scrap from sides and process for another 30 seconds. Add half of the chickpeas to the processor and process for 1 minute.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 6Scrap mixture off sides and bottom, add remaining chickpeas and process for another 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8Add julienne red peppers to processor, process until completely combined and smooth. 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 12

Serve with pita bread, carrots, cucumbers or anything you want. :)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 9

This is a great healthy option for a football game time appetizer or mid afternoon snack!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 11{Recipe from Inspired Taste}

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Condiments & Sauces, Vegetarian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 red bell peppers {substitute about ¾ cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers}
  • 15oz. can of chickpeas {otherwise known as garbanzo beans}
  • ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of tahini
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. Roast red bell peppers over stove burner for 10 minutes. Rotating until all sides are charred.
  2. Place peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to seal in the heat and steam. {this will help make the skin easy to remove}
  3. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Once, peppers are cool enough to handle peel off the charred skin, remove seeds, and julienne peppers.
  4. Drain and rinse chickpeas {also known as garbanzo beans}. Set aside.
  5. Pour tahini and fresh lemon juice into a food processor.
  6. Process for 1 minute. Scrap mixture off the side and process for another 30 seconds.
  7. Add cumin, olive oil, minced garlic clove, and salt to tahini mixture.
  8. Process for 30 seconds, scrap from sides and process for another 30 seconds.
  9. Add half of the chickpeas to the processor and process for 1 minute.
  10. Scrap off sides and bottom, add remaining chickpeas and process for another 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  11. Add julienne red peppers to processor, process until completely combined and smooth.
  12. Serve with pita bread, carrots, cucumbers.
Notes
Recipe from Inspired Taste

 


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy Eikenberg September 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Krista, this hummus looks fantastic!!! Awesome photos! Plus, I totally love hummus. Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you had a great Monday!

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Krista September 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Thanks Cindy! I was delicious. I kept snacking on it all day today and so did cason. :) {he would actually just eat that off the cracker, smart kid} Thanks for the sweet comments and for sharing!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks September 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Yum! Homemade hummus is on my to do list. Roasted Red Pepper is one of my favorite types of hummus. Great recipe, Krista! Pinning this!

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Krista September 9, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Sounds like we are two peas in a pod! :) Can’t wait to hear how you like it Julie! Hope you have a good rest of the night!

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Allie | Baking A Moment September 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM

So simple! And I have no doubt it tastes waaaaay better than storebought. Homemade always does.

I’m totally crushing on your weathered wood background… did you make it? I want one! ;)

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Krista September 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I know right. I didn’t realize how easy it was until I finally made it. :) Once you go homemade you won’t go back. :)

Thanks so much on the weathered wood love, believe it or not its actually tile that I got at home depot. Crazy right?

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PJ @ Planned in Pencil September 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM

When I lived in Chicago we had a restaurant that served roasted red pepper hummus, I freaking loved it! I haven’t had it since we left. I think I will definitely have to try your variety, thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Linkup!

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Krista September 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

1st off, love chicago, I went to school there. {miss the city} 2nd, how awesome to have your own restaurant. I would love to see your version of red pepper hummus, I bet its good, especially if it was at a restaurant!

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Lisa@ Cooking with Curls September 18, 2013 at 8:38 PM

OMG…that looks so good Krista! I have never had red pepper hummus, but I must try it. I love regular hummus, so this must be even better!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board, and we hope to see you again on Friday.

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Krista September 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Oh girl!!! You are missing out! You need to try the roasted red pepper hummus, it will rock your world. :)

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