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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There is nothing better than a fresh homemade Hummus, and this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe definitely delivers in flavor!

Looking for more hummus recipes? Try my Classic Homemade Hummus!

A bowl of hummus with red peppers

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!

How to Make Red Pepper Hummus

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

A red pepper being roasted over fire

Place 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.

Slices of roasted red pepper

Drain and rinse one 15oz. can of chickpeas {also known as garbanzo beans}.

Chickpeas being drained

Pour 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.

A jar of tahini

Process for 1 minute. Scrap mixture off the side and process for another 30 seconds.

Food processor with tahini

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

A teaspoon measure filled with cumin

Process 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.

Adding chickpeas to the food processor

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

Pureed chick peas and tahini in a food processor

Add julienne red peppers to processor, process until completely combined and smooth.

A green bowl of red pepper hummus

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

Green bowl of red pepper hummus

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

Green bowl of red pepper hummus

{Recipe from Inspired Taste}

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


There is nothing better than a fresh homemade Hummus, and this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe definitely delivers in flavor!


  • 28oz. canned of low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 34 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 12 tablespoons of water
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas in or colander with water. Place chickpeas on a paper towel and dry off. Using another paper towel gently rub the chickpeas to help the skin fall over. I recommend removing the skin from at least half of the chickpeas to help with a creamy texture. It’s tedious but worth it.
  2. To a food processor add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, cumin, salt and roasted red pepper. Blend for 2-3 minutes until the hummus is nice and creamy.
  3. If your hummus seems too thick add a couple tablespoons of water to thin it out.
  4. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Keywords: red pepper hummus

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10 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus”

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    Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

    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.

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

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    PJ @ Planned in Pencil

    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!

    1. 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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    Allie | Baking A Moment

    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! 😉

    1. 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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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    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!

    1. 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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    Cindy Eikenberg

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

    1. 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!