Creamy, easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe is smooth and perfect served with warm pita bread or chips. Add a little kick with some smoky paprika, or keep it dialed down for a family friendly snack.
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What is Hummus?
Hummus is one of my favorite appetizers. It’s a creamy smooth dip that originated in the Middle East.
It’s gained immense popularity throughout the world because it is a healthy snack, full of protein, fiber, and tons of flavor.
Plus, there’s just so many different things you can do with it!
It’s perfect for snacking on throughout the day or added to bread as part of a sandwich or meal.
This Red Pepper Hummus recipe is similar to my original hummus recipe, but with roasted red bell peppers, which gives it a sweet, smoky flavor.
FYI: Garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same!
And, this recipe is easily adaptable to your preferences.
- You can use dried or cooked chickpeas
- Store bought or homemade roasted red peppers
- Add more or less garlic to your liking, etc.
How to make Red Pepper Hummus
This red pepper hummus is so easy, there’s literally only one step (two if you include refrigeration)!
Step 1: In a food processor, combine and puree the garbanzo beans, roasted red peppers, tahini, lemon juice, and seasonings. Process until smooth and slightly fluffy. Add in olive oil and process until well blended.
Step 2: Refrigerate at least one hour before serving, then sprinkle with parsley.
See how easy that is to make? It’s so simple and so delicious!
Tools: You can use either a high powered blender or food processor to make this hummus. Just be patient and let the machine do the blending work!
You can add more flavor to your hummus by adding fresh garlic, lemon juice, or smoked paprika to the top. I also have a recipe for lemon hummus if you want to go in a completely different direction.
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Hummus is also a great option. You’ll love the flavor packed dip!
How to Make Roasted Red Peppers
You can buy store bought jarred roasted red peppers, but if you want this hummus to be completely homemade, you can also roast your own red peppers. Homemade roasted red peppers are quite simple to make and give this hummus an extra tasty kick.
Step 1: Cut the peppers in half and remove the stems, seeds, and membranes. Lay the peppers skin-side up on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Step 2: Broil the bell peppers until they are charred black, about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Remove the peppers from the oven and allow them to cool. You can put them in a plastic bag or in a bowl covered with plastic wrap to let them steam so the skins come off easier. Once the peppers cool, peel off the skins.
Step 4: Dice pepper before adding to the food processor.
If using dried beans, you’ll have to soak them and cook them. Canned garbanzo beans are convenient and easy to use.
Peeling the garbanzo beans is not necessary, especially if using a high powered blender or food processor. However, we love to peel the to create an extra smooth hummus.
Store your hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it should stay fresh for about one week.
Freezing hummus can be done if you store in an airtight, freezer safe container. For best flavor, store for up to 30 days, thaw in refrigerator overnight. You may need to stir or re-blend before serving.
Ways to Serve Hummus
Hummus is more than just a veggie dip. Sure, it’s delicious as an appetizer served with warm pita bread, pita chips, and vegetables, but it can also be used with many other dishes! Here’s a few ideas:
- Add it to a burger or sandwich as an extra yummy spread.
- Use it as a base for salad dressing.
- Replace it with mayo for the stuffing in deviled eggs or egg salad.
- Switch up your nachos by using pita chips, hummus, feta cheese, and olives.
- Spread it on a tortilla and add avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes for a veggie hummus wrap.
- Make a Mediterranean dip by using hummus as the base, and then adding kalamata olives, feta cheese, sour cream, and red onions.
More Game Day Recipes
Love dips and snacks that you can serve family and friends at a potluck? Here are some of my favorite recipes!
- Roasted Chickpeas Recipe – easy spicy snack!
- 7 Layer Dip Recipe
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is smooth and perfect served with warm pita bread or chips. This easy recipe is my favorite snack!