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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 creamy, smooth, slightly smoky and full of flavor – a great healthy snack!

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 - a great healthy snack recipe!

The Best Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

I’m such a fan of fresh, homemade hummus and find myself making a new batch at least every few weeks. Hummus is a great healthy snack and perfect for spreading on wraps and sandwiches.

If you’ve watched the video for my original hummus recipe, then you know how easy it is to make.

But there’s so much you can do with that original hummus recipe to spice up the flavor. You could make a roasted beet hummus, green goddess hummus, roasted cauliflower hummus or you could make a roasted red pepper hummus.

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 - a great healthy snack recipe!

Should You Use Jarred or Freshly Roasted Red Peppers?

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.

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 if could add less for a more mild flavor.

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 - a great healthy snack recipe!

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 - a great healthy snack recipe!

How to Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’m a huge fan of using my Vitamix blender for making hummus as it creates a silky smooth 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.

But if you don’t have a Vitamix blender, you could definitely 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. And 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.

More Healthy Snack Recipes

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 - a great healthy snack recipe!

Red Pepper Hummus Video (1-Minute)

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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 - a great healthy snack recipe!
5 from 8 votes

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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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!

Ingredients

  • 30 oz chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained with liquid reserved
  • 8 oz roasted red peppers, (peppers only, no liquid)
  • 1/3 cup aquafaba/chickpea liquid, or more, as needed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Garnish

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

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to your Vitamix and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert the tamper. Alternatively, you could use a food processor.
  • 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.
  • Add the hummus to a serving bowl and garnish diced roasted red pepper and white and black sesame seeds.

Lisa's Tips

  • Yield: 2 cups of hummus
  • You can reduce the amount of roasted red peppers in the hummus for a more mild flavor. I purchase these organic roasted red peppers and use half the jar.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 547mg, Potassium: 461mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Vitamin C: 29.6mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 4.3mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Red Pepper Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
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22 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus”

  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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!

    • 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.  

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

  5. 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.

    A

    • 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

  6. What a wonderful colour, that sounds and looks delicious and so simple too!

    Rating: 5
  7. YUM! I never would have thought of making red peppers hummus! Looks so delicious and healthy!

    Rating: 5
  8. This is so good! I love hummus, and roasted red pepper is one of my favorites!

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

    Rating: 5
  10. 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 :)

  11. 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!

    Rating: 5