Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Wow, holy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is all I can say!

Snag my idea of a perfect lunch. Fresh, flavorful hummus, spread on pita bread, then topped with chopped kalamata olives and pine nuts fills the bill.  It’s a spread, dip or pita filling, fantastic anytime, and perfect for school lunch boxes!

The total bonus is that you can whip it up in mere minutes in a blender or food processor.  I almost always use my blender for this one, but either works well.

 

 

“I like Pirate’s Booty. Prunes and olives, too. I love hummus. I can eat that until I die. I tend to eat mostly organic food.”

Queen Latifah

Snag the perfect lunch, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is so easy and delicious! Learn how to roast your red peppers and have it on the table or in lunch bags in a flash!

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Here’s some tips for you:

  • Be sure to use roasted, not raw tahini.
  • The key to great flavor is fresh ingredients; squeezed lemon juice, garlic, and parsley.  It really does add so much.
  • When I drain my canned beans, I save a little liquid.  Sometimes I need to thin my hummus a little and sometimes I don’t. Call it “quality hummus insurance,” and if I don’t use it, then I pitch it!

 

How to roast your own red peppers

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | cheerykitchen.comYou can find jars of roasted red peppers everywhere.  However, those little jars are pricy, so if your garden is filled with red peppers, or you just prefer using fresh, it’s a snap to make your own.

Just remove the core and seeds, and cut the peppers in quarters lengthwise, creating flat pieces.  Place red peppers skin-side up, onto a Silpat covered baking sheet, (these are the best, in this case you get what you pay for), slide them under the broiler and broil until the pepper skin has charred, usually about 10 to 13 minutes.

Remove charred peppers from the oven and immediately add them to a zip-top bag or wrap in foil. As the peppers steam, it will make it easy to peel off the skin. That’s it, you did it!

 

Let’s make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Place the garbanzo beans, white beans, tahini, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasons to your liking.

What could be easier than that?  Pour mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and parsley and serve with pita bread and crudités.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
 
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Red Pepper Hummus is delicious and satisfying as a spread,dip or pita filling. Garlicky and flavorful, the addition of white beans brings an enticing texture. The bonus, it is ready in seconds thanks to a blender or food processor.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained
  • ⅓ cup roasted tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
Instructions
  1. Place the garbanzo beans, white beans, tahini, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasons to your liking.
  3. Pour mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and parsley and serve with pita bread and crudités.
Notes
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is idea for school lunch boxes. Try it, your kids will love it!!!

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About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

68 Comments

  1. Joanna

    I have to admit that lately I have been obsessed with a roasted pepper sauce that I make out of roasted peppers (obviously), garlic, lemon, olive oil and peanuts and that I drizzle over my fresh vegetables. I see that this hummus has almost all these ingredients and I bet it’s delicious for dipping slices of cucumber in it. Yumm!

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  2. Kerr Quevedo

    I never thought that making Hummus is that easy or maybe I just don’t have all the ingredients. Anyway, thanks for this! I might as well grab me some of those ingredients when I stop by the supermarket.

    Love from the Philippines xx

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    • Alison

      I know! I was surprised, too! It is the best for a quick meal or snack!

      Reply
  3. Roselle toledo

    I tasted something like this at a friend’s house which she served as dip for sliced carrots, celery, turnip and some crackers. I really liked the taste and wondered how to make it. I’ll check if there are red bell peppers when I go to the supermarket this weekend. Usually the green ones are available.

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  4. Nicolas Puegher

    That sure looks tasty, never tried something like that but there is a first time for everything! I will give it a try at least. I am not sure what is “pinch smoked paprika” but Google will help me. Love your blog, looks awesome and it is super feminine, the colors and everything fit perfect for the content, thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

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    • Alison

      Nicolas, it is just a pinch of smoked paprika. Smoked paprika is a spice that has some earthy heat behind it and creates a wonderful flavor that is upgraded even beyond regular paprika! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Reply
  5. Amy Scott

    Guacamole and then red pepper hummus are my two favorite dipping snacks! I cannot get enough of either. I find some regular hummus overpowering but the flavors of the peppers (and sometimes sun-dried tomatoes!) do it for me!
    Amy Scott recently posted…What To Pack For A Trip To IrelandMy Profile

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  6. Tesle Telan

    OMG thanks for this really awesome recipe! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to try some new recipes and this one is really interesting. 🙂 Been reading some of your previous posts and I really like what I see. xoxo, T

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    • Alison

      Thanks so much, Tesle! That is so nice!

      Reply
  7. Robin

    I love this recipe for snacking as I eat hummus all the time, and can use some tweaks to the classic flavor! I usually use carrots but red pepper sounds like it would be perfect with a sesame cracker!

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    • Renée

      Oh, I’ll have to try carrots! Thanks Robin.

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    • Renée

      Thanks Marla!

      Reply
  8. It's Another Jukebox

    I’ve tried the avocado hummus and it was delicious let me tell you! Can’t wait to try out this recipe!! 🙂

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    • Alison

      Avocado hummus is so good so I know you will love this!

      Reply
  9. Emma

    I LOVE HUMMUS!! has to be one of my favourite dips!! great blog and great posts! inspires me to cook more 😉

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    • Alison

      Thanks so much, Emma! That makes our day!

      Reply
  10. Sabine

    Oh thank you for this! My future husband is Kurdish from blood and Swedish from mind, but he loves the Middle East food. This is so useful since I have no clue even how to make a proper hummus. Shame on me! Thank you for this awesome recipe again!

    And I was thinking the other time. Do you have a recipe for baking/making macarons yourself?

    xo Sabine
    http://www.sofarsosabine.com

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    • Renée

      The more I try, the more I love Middle East cuisine! Thanks Sabine.

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    • Renée

      Thanks Anosa!

      Reply
  11. Amanda | Glitter & Spice

    Oh holy YUM. I went to Israel a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been OBSESSED with hummus. And I mean real, good, homemade hummus. This recipe looks like the bomb dot com and I cannot wait to make it at home!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

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    • Alison

      Yeah! I am so glad you like it, Amanda! Let us know what you think about it when you make it!

      Reply
  12. Andrea

    Love hummus – now I gotta wait until the next time beans and/or red peppers go on sale! 🙂

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    • Renée

      Be watching Andrea!

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  13. rebecca

    I, too, love roasted red pepper hummus. I’ve never mixed the beans before. Does it make a difference in the flavor?

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    • Renée

      It does Rebecca, try it and let us know what you think!

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  14. jasmine

    Roasted red pepper hummus is the only kind of hummus I will eat. Normally I buy store bought but making it would be so much better!

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  15. Stella the Travelerette

    Thanks about the tip to reserve the liquid for the beans. Your blog is really making me miss cooking! When I lived with my mother, I used to cook all of our meals from the time I was 14. But since I’ve been living on my own, I often forget to cook for myself. I love the taste of roasted red peppers, so I would definitely want to try this one!
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  16. Bee

    I love humus and I had no ideas there was another way I could make it taste better. This is so creative and it’s a must for me. Thanks for the post

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    • Renée

      We’ll have to post a recipe for Tahini so you can make your own!

      Reply
  17. Tiina A

    Roasted peppers are one of my favourite food! This hummus will certainly be added on my menu list. One question – what is this tahini? where to get it and is it like paste?

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    • Renée

      Tahini is widely available, just ask at your market. It buy mine in a jar.

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    • Renée

      It is almost magic, and it’s fresh without any preservatives too!

      Reply
  18. Laura H

    I love red pepper hummus but I had no idea it was made with beans or tahini! Whoops.. Will have to try this out during the summer months 🙂

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    • Renée

      The possibilities for hummus varieties are endless!

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    • Renée

      It does go quickly and then everyone will ask for your recipe!

      Reply
  19. Kevin Wagar

    This looks incredible. My kids love hummus, it’s a great dish to take with us when we’re on the road!

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    • Renée

      Great suggestion, thanks Kevin!

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  20. Jasmine Watts

    Yumm… Everything looks so delicious!! I would love to try this recipe today! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

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    • Renée

      You’ll be happy you did Jasmine!!!

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  21. Nicole Escat

    I love Hummus, but I’ve never tried making it in my own. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

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    • Renée

      Great Nicole, please come back and rate our recipe after you try it!

      Reply
  22. Dreammerin

    I can only say that I really like your blog. It’s very inspirational and I can always find something interesting what I want to try the next time!

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    • Renée

      Thanks for your kind words, we are loving your visits!

      Reply
  23. Karla

    I sometimes order or buy hummus, but I never even considered making my own! I’ll have to try this some time!

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    • Renée

      That’s why we’re here Karla, thanks!

      Reply
  24. Arrianne Guzman

    I’m not really a hummus fun. But I think I’d like to try it as a filling in a pita bread like what you suggested. This can be a good suggestion for all the mothers out there who have kids going to school. You make it look very easy to make. Great post as always!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Arrianne, hopefully adding hummus to a pita will convert you!

      Reply
  25. Lisa Rios

    We love hummus so much at home & the roasted red pepper hummus would be a great hit with my husband in particular. The recipe looks quiet easy to do & I would love to give it a try over a weekend.

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    • Renée

      Please come back and let us know how you like it Lisa!

      Reply
  26. Celeste SunDragonLady Choi

    Hi Rene, great idea for a recipe to add the pepper to the hummus for a dip. This is something I have not tried, but I have a friend who loves hummus and I will be sure to pass on this recipe to her. Thanks for sharing 😉

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much!

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  27. Rodanthi Dimou

    I love this recipe, I will definitely try this on the weekend! I am sure that it will be delicious and it will become one of my favorite meals! Thank you for another great recipe! 🙂

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    • Alison

      It definitely is a must-try recipe! Let us know what you think!

      Reply
  28. Helen

    this looks great! I am really into cooking these days so I think this goes on my next-to-cook list! thanks for sharing!

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    • Renée

      Greatest Helen, let us know what you think please.

      Reply
  29. goldfish jones

    this looks pretty good! recently got into the humous myself!

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    • Renée

      Yeahhhh, you’ll love it!

      Reply
  30. Courtneylynnepb

    Ooooo this looks so yummy!!! Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. So need to make this.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Hummus is the best for snacks, right?

      Reply

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