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This Red Pepper Hummus is a vibrant, creamy delight bursting with the sweet and smoky flavors of roasted red peppers.

Red Pepper Hummus with toppings on a white plate

Have you ever craved something super tasty, a little bit healthy, and totally homemade? If yes, then you’re in for a treat with this Red Pepper Hummus recipe!

Trust me, once you try it, you’ll want to make it all the time. This is on of those healthy dips that I like to make for Lily. No joke, she devours the stuff!

Whenever I can find healthy recipes with delicious flavors that my daughter will also eat with gusto, it’s a big, huge win.

Making your own hummus at home is a game-changer. Not only does it taste way better than store-bought hummus, but it’s also a fantastic way to impress your friends and family with your awesome cooking skills.

Whether you’re dipping fresh vegetables, spreading it on warm pita bread, or just looking for a quick and healthy snack, this easy roasted red pepper hummus is going to be your new favorite.

Have it with tortilla chips. Bring out your favorite veggies. Use it as a sandwich spread. There are so many ways to enjoy this great dip.

Red Pepper Hummus is delicious and nutritious. Let’s dive right into how you can whip up this homemade hummus!

Some of our other favorite snack recipes we have on our site include: Easy Homemade Mini Churros with Cinnamon Sugar, Easy Buffalo Ranch Roasted Nuts Recipe, and Air Fryer Naan Bread Recipe (Garlic Flavor).

a hand dipping crostini into Red Pepper Hummus

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Bursting with Flavor: The combination of roasted red bell peppers, garbanzo beans, and a touch of lemon juice creates a taste sensation.
  2. Wholesomely Healthy: Packed with plant-based protein and fiber for a delicious recipe you can feel good about.
  3. Wonderfully Easy: With just a few simple ingredients, it’s a great way to have a dip ready in no time.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Cooked chickpeas
  • Red bell peppers
  • Garlic clove
  • Tahini (sesame paste)
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
ingredients needed for Red Pepper Hummus

HOW TO MAKE RED PEPPER HUMMUS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bell peppers into fourths and remove the stem and core. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Rub the oil all over so they are evenly coated.
  3. Place the peppers skin side up and roast for 20-30 minutes until charred.
  4. Once cooked, let them cool to the touch and peel off the skin. Set aside a small portion to serve on top later.
  5. In a blender, combine cooked chickpeas, peeled roasted bell peppers, tahini, salt, paprika, pepper, lemon juice, and chopped garlic. 
  6. Blend for 2 minutes until smooth or until your desired texture.
  7. Serve on a plate alongside some sliced of the reserved roasted bell peppers, olives, additional chickpeas, paprika, or your desired toppings.
  8. Serve with crostini, pita, vegetables, or crackers.
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Note: 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 herbs and/or paprika if desired.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Yes, canned chickpeas are perfect for this recipe. Just remember to rinse them well.

The flavor and texture is always better that way.

Sure, if you have the extra time, soaking and cooking dried chickpeas can add to the hummus’s creamy texture.

Taking this extra effort will likely get you an even better flavor. Any true hummus lover will go the extra mile here. Ha!

  • If you’re using canned chickpeas, rinse and drain them. Then add them 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 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.

For the smoothest hummus, make sure to take off the chickpea skins before making the provided recipe.

overhead image of Red Pepper Hummus on a white plate

Absolutely, canned roasted red peppers are a great shortcut for this recipe.

I’m all about making things as simple as possible.

If you can get the ingredients ready made from the grocery store, then why not?

Use any of your own favorite ways to make this classic hummus recipe. Here are some ideas for you!

  • Toss in some cayenne pepper or chipotle peppers for a spicy kick.
  • Mix in some sun-dried tomatoes for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top before serving for a rich finish.
  • Sprinkle feta cheese or fresh parsley for a Mediterranean touch.
  • Garnish with a few whole chickpeas and a dash of paprika for presentation.
  • Stir in some ground cumin or coriander for depth.
  • Drop in a few Kalamata olives for a briny contrast.
  • Top with toasted pine nuts for a crunchy texture.
  • Sprinkle some za’atar seasoning on top for a Middle Eastern flair.

You should know that I’ve always got you covered here!

  • Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a tropical twist.
  • Replace olive oil with avocado oil for a different healthy fat.
  • Swap out paprika for smoked paprika to enhance the smoky flavor.
  • For a garlic-free version, use a bit of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic cloves.
  • Choose black bean hummus as a base for an interesting variation.
Red Pepper Hummus served on a white bowl with garnishes

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freezer: Freeze in portions for up to 3 months, thaw in the fridge before enjoying.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • For the smoothest texture, peel your chickpeas.
  • Roast your own red peppers for an unbeatable homemade flavor.
  • Use a food processor for an extra creamy hummus in no time.
  • Add a little cold water while blending if the hummus seems too thick.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as you like – it’s your masterpiece!
  • Serve with our homemade crostini.
  • Share your beautiful hummus creation on social media – your friends will be amazed!
a hand holding a crostini in air with Red Pepper Hummus on it

This Red Pepper Hummus is one of those homemade snacks that is both delicious and good for you.

Its creamy texture, combined with the sweet and tangy flavors of roasted red peppers, makes it the perfect addition to any meal, snack time, or party platter.

Whether you’re enjoying it with crunchy veggies, spreading it on a sandwich, or simply savoring it by the spoonful, this hummus is sure to satisfy your cravings and become a staple in your recipe collection. 

If you’ve tried this RED PEPPER HUMMUS, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
This Red Pepper Hummus is a vibrant, creamy delight bursting with the sweet and smoky flavors of roasted red peppers.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  • Cut the bell peppers into fourths and remove the stem and core. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Rub the oil all over so they are evenly coated.
    2 large red bell peppers, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Place the peppers skin side up and roast for 20-30 minutes until charred.
  • Once cooked, let them cool to the touch and peel off the skin. Set aside a small portion to serve on top later.
  • In a blender, combine cooked chickpeas, peeled roasted bell peppers, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    1 & 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, 2 tablespoons tahini, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Blend for 2 minutes until smooth or until your desired texture.
  • Serve on a plate alongside some sliced of the reserved roasted bell peppers, olives, additional chickpeas, paprika, or your desired toppings.
  • Serve with crostini, pita, vegetables, or crackers.

Notes

  • For the smoothest texture, peel your chickpeas.
  • Roast your own red peppers for an unbeatable homemade flavor.
  • Use a food processor for an extra creamy hummus in no time.
  • Add a little cold water while blending if the hummus seems too thick.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as you like – it’s your masterpiece!
  • Serve with our homemade crostini.
  • Share your beautiful hummus creation on social media – your friends will be amazed!

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2132IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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