Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted red pepper hummus is incredibly easy to make at home with just a few ingredients, including chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and spices. It’s super creamy, slightly smoky and full of flavor!

A bowl of roasted red pepper hummus.

I’m such a fan of fresh, homemade hummus and find myself making a new batch at least every few weeks. I love to schmear it, dollop it, and spread it on ALL the things, for a creamy, flavorful bite.

My classic hummus recipe is a staple, but when I’ve got a jar of roasted red peppers in my pantry it seems like a no-brainer to whip up a batch of vibrant, roasted red pepper hummus. It’s ultra creamy, slightly smoky, and a gorgeous shade of orange! I mean, don’t you think that bright pop of orange would make any meal more appetizing? I sure think so!

Ingredients for roasted red pepper hummus on a table.


This recipe is basically my original hummus recipe with a few flavorful additions. Here’s what you need. 

  • Chickpeas: The foundation for all hummus recipes! I’m using canned chickpeas, but you could use soaked chickpeas as well.
  • Roasted Red Peppers: Again, you can use either jarred or fresh. See my tips in the next section.
  • Tahini: You can make tahini at home (it’s super easy) or use store-bought.
  • Aquafaba: This is the starchy liquid from the can of chickpeas. It helps to give it that silky smoothness, but you can also substitute with water.
  • Olive Oil: Adds to its rich and creamy texture.
  • Lemon Juice: As always, fresh is best!
  • Garlic: Just one clove is needed for a punch of garlicky flavor.
  • Cumin: The perfect complimentary spice to roasted red peppers.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

Should You Use Jarred or Freshly Roasted Red Peppers?

Honestly, you can use either for this recipe. Freshly roasted red peppers will have a stronger smoky flavor, but jars of roasted red peppers work equally well and can save you time (always a win in my books!).

As for how many roasted red peppers to add – well that’s entirely up to you. I like to add about one cup (or 8oz), but you could add less for a more mild flavor.

Blending roasted red pepper hummus in a Vitamix

How to Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Many people advocate removing the skin of chickpeas when making hummus, but if you use a Vitamix no removing of skins is needed! It automatically creates an ultra smooth texture. If you don’t have a Vitamix blender, you can use a food processor as well.

To make the roasted red pepper hummus, add all of the ingredients to your Vitamix. Attach the lid, remove the cap and insert the tamper. Blend for approximately 30 seconds and use the tamper as necessary to ensure the hummus is fully blended. That’s it!

Before serving the hummus, you can garnish it with diced roasted red peppers along with white and black sesame seeds. I like to serve my hummus with slices of cucumber (which are great for scooping), but a variety of veggie sticks work equally as well.

Roasted red pepper hummus in a bowl next to peppers.

Ways to Use Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

As I mentioned at the beginning, hummus is a magical ingredient that can be used numerous ways. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • Dip it with fresh cut veggies or your favorite crackers.
  • Schmear it onto a plate and pile on veggies and meats, just as pulled pork or shredded chicken.
  • Spread it as a layer in a wrap or sandwich.
  • Dollop it onto a buddha bowl filled with roasted and pickled vegetables.

Storage Options

  • To store: This hummus will last for up to a week in the fridge in a sealed container. It’s the ultimate meal prep ingredient!
  • To freeze: Scoop it into a freezer safe container and store it for up to 3 months in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, let it come to room temperature or pop it in the fridge to let it slowly thaw overnight.

Red Pepper Hummus Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to make this delicious recipe? Watch this quick step-by-step video below!

More Healthy Snack Recipes

When you can’t get enough of hummus, here’s a few other delicious flavors to enjoy! And if you need more snack ideas, take a peek at my roundup of healthy snacks.

Roasted red pepper hummus next to peppers.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

5 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: Approx 4 cups
Author: Lisa Bryan
Roasted red pepper hummus is incredibly easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. It’s creamy, smooth, slightly smoky and full of flavor. Watch my video above to see how quickly it comes together!


  • 2 (15-ounce cans) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained with liquid reserved
  • 1 (16-ounce jar) roasted red peppers, drained and extra liquid removed from peppers
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup aquafaba/chickpea liquid
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • white sesame seeds
  • black sesame seeds
  • diced roasted red pepper


  • Add all the ingredients to your Vitamix and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert the tamper. Turn the blender on high for 30 seconds and use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades. Add more chickpea liquid, if desired, for a smoother consistency.
    Blending roasted red pepper hummus in a blender
  • Add the hummus to a serving bowl and garnish diced roasted red pepper and white and black sesame seeds.
    A bowl of roasted red pepper hummus on a table.

Lisa’s Tips

  • You can reduce the amount of roasted red peppers in the hummus for a more mild flavor. I personally love it bold flavored! 
  • If you plan on adding some chopped roasted red pepper on top, make sure to hold back half of a pepper from the blender. Then chop it up to sprinkle on top.
  • The hummus will last for up to a week in the fridge, if kept in a sealed container. You can also freeze the hummus for future use. This recipe is great for meal prep!
  • Don’t forget that you can also make tahini yourself – it’s super easy! Just follow my tahini recipe.


Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 274mg, Potassium: 231mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 98IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Red Pepper Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
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Originally published July 2018, but updated to include new information.

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76 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus”

  1. This will not last a week in the fridge because it is sooooo good. Of course this goes really well with vegetables, but it also well with Costco’s GF crackers for that chip and dip craving. This one stays in my repertoire. 5 stars

  2. My first time making hummus and  this was spectacular. Thank you for a great recipe. 5 stars

  3. I was going to order a vitamin immersion blender to make this and some other things. Would a vitamin immersion blender be enough to make the hummus smooth and creamy?

  4. Made this yesterday after picking up my new Vitamix at WS.  This is so delicious!  I did add a sprinkle of smoked paprika.  
    The blender is 100% a factor in how smooth the hummus is!  Now, I have the most expensive bowl of hummus in my fridge, but totally worth it!5 stars

  5. This is always a great hit and it is so easy to add some additional flavors depending on the company. I have added freshly pressed orange juice instead of some of the other liquid and everyone loved it. I have also added fresh ginger with great success.5 stars

  6. Spectacular! Never buying ready made hummus again! So easy to make too.5 stars

  7. This hummus was the best 🤩🤩
    **I added some harisa(hot sauce) to it and didn’t add the aquafaba5 stars

  8. My whole family loved this hummus. Thanks for another great recipe.5 stars

  9. This is BY FAR my (and my hub’s) favorite hummus recipe! It is absolutely delicious! I’ve never been disappointed by any recipe of yours that I have tried. You’re the bomb! 💣❤️5 stars

  10. This is a very tempting recipe, Lisa! I too enjoy fresh, homemade hummus and I make it almost every other week. But, roasted red peppers are a nice touch. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C that help improve vision and skin health.

  11. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. My family wants me to do it again every week :)5 stars

  12. You got me at hummus …love!! I’ve never tried adding roasted peppers to my hummus when I make it at home. Great trip. Can’t wait to try that. Cheers.5 stars

  13. Amazing! I followed your step by step directions  and it came out just perfect. 
    Will definitely keep this recipe.
    Thank you!5 stars

  14. Wow! so easy and packed full of flavor! Can’t wait to snack on this.5 stars

  15. I love this recipe! So simple and perfect every time I make it. It amazes me how much better hummus is when you make it homemade. Can’t go back to the pre made stuff now!5 stars

  16. I love how smooth the texture is! The red pepper adds so much flavor and a beautiful color too!5 stars

  17. Yep, yet another amazing Downshiftology recipe. Vibrant, tasty, simple to make and healthy!5 stars

  18. Delicious!! Love making in my vitamix, is sooo much cheaper than store bought too! I add a little less tahini and a little extra garlic to customize to my taste. 5 stars

  19. Can you make this without oil? Trying to cut down on fat

  20. Absolutely delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

  21. Looks great and I love roasted red peppers. I am eliminating chickpeas at the moment while I heal and stick to a strict GF diet (celiac) Any other beans that could be used?  Thinking white kidney beans or other white beans?  Thanks! 

    • Hi Sherry- You can try using white beans for a roasted red pepper white bean dip! I haven’t tried it though and a bean dip has been on my radar for awhile so I might just have to whip one up soon :)

  22. This was how I christened my new Vitamix blender! It was wonderful and I shared the recipe with a friend ❤5 stars

  23. SO delicious! I’m basically finding anything I can dip into it or eating it by the spoonful. Followed the recipe exactly.5 stars

  24. Hi Lisa,

    I made this recipe today and it came our very good. this is the first time i made hummus and I actually roasted the peppers and it came out so flavorful. i look forward to trying other flavors!5 stars

    • Hi Thelma- Congrats on making your first batch of hummus! Isn’t it so easy to make right at home? Can’t wait for you to try the other flavors.

  25. My husband and co-workers gave a 5 star rating on this dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Love it and will be making more!!!5 stars

  26. I have made hummus before in my food processor, but it turned out very bland and a big disappointment! 
    Then, I found Lisa’s Red Pepper Hummus and it was so delicious, filled with great flavor from the roasted red peppers! I made it for friends and served with a variety of veggies and pita chips 👏🏻💓5 stars

    • Hi Laura – Wonderful! Glad to hear this was a hit with you and your friends :) Looks like you’ll have to try my Green Goddess Hummus as well then!

  27. Always went for the regular hummus of Lisa, but then I stumbled on this recipe. Can highly recommend this one too for some variety. Just as easy and tasty as the regular one. And so convenient that you can freeze a batch too. Easy does it ;-)!5 stars

    • Hi Babette – So glad you stepped out of your zone to try some new hummuses! If you liked this one, you’ll definitely need to try my Green Goddess Hummus and Cauliflower Hummus :)

  28. The best Hummus ever, I love adding more and more red pepper, I skipped the jar and roast it at home5 stars

  29. Just discovered your website/YouTube channel. I made this hummus and it’s the best I’ve ever had!  Well done!  Can’t wait to try other recipes!5 stars

  30. Tried this! I’m a hummus addict and this recipe was so delicious and easy!! Thank you for helping me make my own hummus for waaaay cheaper than at the store!5 stars

    • Hi Cassie – So glad you loved this recipe! Making your own hummus at home is the best :) You’ll have to try out my other hummus recipes as well!

  31. Made the recipe but added triple the amount of garlic and a bit more salt for us garlic lovers … lol
    Also used shepherds red peppers from the farmers market and toasted them on the BBQ. The hummus turned out awesome and all the guests at my brothers birthday loved it!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!5 stars

    • Hi Vanya – I am so happy to hear you and your guests loved this hummus! It’s such a great appetizer for parties :) If you liked this hummus, I definitely recommend to try making my other hummuses next time. They won’t disappoint!

  32. Could you make your hummus using the sesame seeds instead of the tahini if you are using a vitamix?  There is a vitamix recipe that uses just the seeds.  Thanks!

  33. Made the Red Pepper Hummus (as written) this morning in my vitamix, the Hummus is so delicious, and so creamy!  I added more roasted red peppers after tasting the mix, love the smokey nuances.

    Thank you so much for the recipe.  5 stars

    • Hi Tricia – I’m so glad you loved the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe! I definitely agree, the more roasted red peppers the better!

  34. Hi Lisa,

    I love your videos! It inspires me to eat better and definitely want to get a vitamix myself lol. You showed off your new herb garden. I was wondering if you could do a post/video on this. I love the idea of an herb garden but I’m not quite sure how to maintain it and what do I do when it’s starting to over grow and you don’t need to use the herbs right away? I know you’ll have great tips, would love to hear your thoughts!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas.


    • Thanks Alise! And I’ve had heaps of requests for an herb garden video. Not sure if I’ll have time to squeeze it in for a YouTube video before the end of summer, but I’ll likely do something on Instagram, so make sure you’re following me there. :) x

  35. What a wonderful colour, that sounds and looks delicious and so simple too!5 stars

  36. YUM! I never would have thought of making red peppers hummus! Looks so delicious and healthy!5 stars

  37. This is so good! I love hummus, and roasted red pepper is one of my favorites!5 stars

  38. This is such a beautiful color! I love making hummus at home. I’ll have to try your recipe.5 stars

  39. I love this, I bought some red pepper hummus at the store last week but this looks so much creamier and yummier (not sure if that is a word but it sounds right to me :)

  40. What can I say!  Had all the ingredients but just one red pepper in the fridge, halved your recipe to compensate for having just one pepper.  Daughter and I are meeting friends tomorrow – bringing a picnic, thought I would make this.  Just ate a small bowl with cucumber slices – as in your ‘what I eat in a day’ video…god I’m hungry, but I know it’s because I have tub lurking in the fridge for tomorrow!!!!  You’re right it’s easy, real hard I didn’t face any tahini left, just as quick to whip one up.  It didn’t come out red as expected, prob not enough red pepper but gorgeous nonetheless!  Going to get some more peppers to roast and make a huge batch!5 stars