Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

This delicious homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is a savory blend of chickpeas, tahini, and vibrant flavors. Perfect for dipping or spreading! One delicious easy-to-put-together recipe for a night gathering or just snacking!

Do you ever find yourself craving an easy and tasty snack? Try making roasted red pepper hummus. It’s perfect for lazy afternoons and adds great flavor to any gathering.

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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

I’m not a fancy chef (or any chef for that matter), but there’s something about this recipe that appeals to regular cooks like us. It’s not about using fancy ingredients or complicated techniques. It’s about using basic ingredients like chickpeas and red bell peppers to make something really delicious. So, whether you’re making a fast snack for yourself or sharing it with loved ones, this recipe is sure to be satisfying.

Sometimes, all you need is a simple bowl of homemade hummus with a warm pita bread to make your day a little better. So, get ready, gather your ingredients, and let’s start cooking.

How to Make Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Preparation time: 30 minutes (baking time) + 10 minutes (active time). Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooked or Canned Chickpeas – the main ingredient in hummus and provide a creamy texture and nutty flavor. They’re also rich in protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious addition to the recipe.
  • Red Bell pepper – add a sweet and smoky flavor to the hummus, as well as a vibrant color. They’re rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, adding both flavor and nutritional value to the dish.
  • Tahini (sesame seeds paste) – adds creaminess and richness to the hummus. It also contributes a nutty flavor and is a good source of healthy fats, protein, and minerals like calcium and iron.
  • Lemon juice – adds brightness and tanginess to the hummus, balancing the flavors and adding a refreshing zing. It also helps to prevent the hummus from oxidizing and turning brown.
  • Garlic clove
  • Paprika
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Equipment:

  • Blender or food processor

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400

Step 2: Cut the bell peppers lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet arranged on a single layer.

Step 3: Pour 2 tbsp of olive oil and broil the peppers until the skin is charred and blistered but not ash white, turning occasionally, for 30-40.

Step 4: Once cooked, let them cool and peel off the skin. Set aside a small portion to serve on top later.

Step 5: In a blender or food processor, combine cooked chickpeas, peeled roasted bell peppers, tahini, salt, paprika, pepper, lemon juice, and chopped garlic.

Step 5: Blend until achieving the desired texture (about two minutes).

Step 6: Serve the red pepper hummus recipe on a plate alongside some pieces of separately roasted bell peppers, olives, additional chickpeas, and paprika, add a drizzle of olive oil or your desired toppings.

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe in a dish decorated with roasted pepper strips on the table with tosts around the dish

Step 7: Accompany with toast, crackers, or pita bread.

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe in a dish decorated with roasted pepper strips and me a toast dripping hummus.

*Place hummus on a plate or in a bowl and spread it using the back of a spoon.
Top with the reserved red pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with fresh thyme and/or paprika if you desire.

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe in a dish decorated with roasted pepper strips and me dipping a toast

💡 Recipe Tips:

  • If you’re using canned chickpeas, rinse and drain them. Then add to a saucepan, cover with water, and add a bit of baking soda. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 20 minutes until the chickpea skins are peeling off and they’re super soft.
  • If using dry chickpeas, cook them with baking soda for about an hour until very soft, or leave them in a bowl with water throughout the night.
  • When storing your roasted red pepper hummus, it’s essential to use an airtight container to keep it fresh. This helps prevent any moisture from getting in and keeps the flavors intact. Store the hummus in the refrigerator, and it will stay fresh for several days. Before serving, give it a quick stir to ensure the ingredients are well combined.

Delicious Ways to Enjoy Hummus:

  • Vegetable Crudité: Serve your hummus with a colorful assortment of fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes for a healthy snack.
  • Pita Bread or Chips: Toast up some pita bread or cut it into wedges and bake until crispy to create homemade pita chips. These make the perfect dippers for creamy hummus.
  • Crackers: Spread hummus onto your favorite crackers for a quick and easy appetizer or snack. Choose whole grain or seed crackers for added nutrition.
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Use hummus as a flavorful spread for sandwiches and wraps. It adds a creamy texture and a burst of flavor to veggie wraps, falafel sandwiches, or grilled vegetable paninis.
  • Salad Dressing: Drizzle hummus over salads as a creamy dressing alternative or dollop it on top of grain bowls for added flavor and protein.
  • Dips and Spreads: Use hummus as a base for other dips and spreads. Mix it with Greek yogurt, herbs, and spices for a creamy dip, or spread it onto sandwiches and wraps for extra flavor.

Make ahead and storing

You can make this hummus in advance. Simply transfer the hummus to an airtight container and put it in the fridge.

It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days without compromising on flavor or texture.

Can I Freeze hummus?

If you made a large batch or want to save some for later, you can freeze it. To put your hummus in the freezer, use a container that is safe for the freezer and leave some room at the top for the hummus to expand. Close the container really well and write the date on it. You can freeze your hummus for up to 3 months.

When ready to enjoy, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours. Give it a stir before serving, and there you go. You have perfectly made hummus ready to enjoy.

Substitutions and Alternatives

Tahini: If you don’t have tahini on hand or prefer a nut-free option, you can substitute it with other nut or seed butter. Almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter can all be used as alternatives to tahini. Just keep in mind that the flavor and consistency may vary slightly depending on the substitute used.

Garlic: If you’re not a fan of garlic or prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of garlic or omit it altogether. Alternatively, you can use roasted garlic for a sweeter, more subtle garlic flavor.

Seasonings: Feel free to play around with the seasonings to customize the flavor of your hummus. Add a pinch of cumin for a warm, earthy flavor, or smoked paprika for extra smokiness. You can also experiment with fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or basil for a pop of freshness.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have tahini. Can I make hummus without it?

While tahini adds creaminess and depth of flavor to hummus, you can still make a tasty version without it. Try substituting tahini with peanut butter, almond butter, or even Greek yogurt for a different twist. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly with different substitutions.

My hummus turned out too thick. How can I thin it out?

If your hummus is too thick, you can easily adjust the consistency by adding a little bit of water, lemon juice, or olive oil. Start with a small amount and blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can always add more liquid as needed until you achieve the perfect texture.

I’m on a low-sodium diet. Can I reduce the amount of salt in the recipe?

Yes, you can definitely adjust the amount of salt to suit your dietary needs. Start by adding less salt than called for in the recipe, and then taste and adjust as needed. You can also omit the salt altogether and add more lemon juice or other seasonings to enhance the flavor.

How long will homemade hummus last in the refrigerator?

Homemade hummus can typically be stored in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh. If you’re not able to finish it within that time frame, you can freeze it for longer storage.

What is tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It’s a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and is widely used in dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, and tahini sauce. Tahini has a rich, nutty flavor and a creamy texture, making it a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes. It’s also packed with nutrients like calcium, iron, and healthy fats, making it a nutritious addition to your diet. You can find tahini in most grocery stores, usually in the international foods aisle or near the nut butters.

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Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Camila Rojas
This delicious homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is a savory blend of chickpeas, tahini, and vibrant flavors. Perfect for dipping or spreading! One delicious easy-to-put-together recipe for a night gathering or just snacking!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 People

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup cooked Chickpeas
  • 2 large Red pepper
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp Tahini sesame seeds paste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. or 200 degrees C.
  • Cut the bell peppers lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet arranged on a single layer.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of olive oil and broil the peppers until the skin is charred and blistered but not ash white, turning occasionally, for 30-40.
  • Once cooked, let them cool and peel off the skin. Set aside a small portion to serve on top later.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine cooked chickpeas, peeled roasted bell peppers, tahini, salt, paprika, pepper, lemon juice, and chopped garlic.
  • Blend until achieving the desired texture (about two minutes).
  • Serve on a plate alongside some pieces of separately roasted bell peppers, olives, additional chickpeas, and paprika, add a drizzle of olive oil or your desired toppings.
  • Accompany with toast, crackers, or pita bread.

Notes

*Place hummus on a plate or in a bowl and spread it using the back of a spoon.
Top with the reserved red pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with fresh thyme and/or paprika if you desire.
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