Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – a delicious, creamy, flavorful dip, perfect for holiday entertaining or a healthy snack anytime.
Everyone in my family loves hummus, the kids and grown-ups alike, and we always have some in the refrigerator for healthy snacking. I also love to make my own hummus, it is so easy to do and there are so many different flavor combinations you can make.
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorites, this delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, it has a nice creamy texture and a bit of a spicy kick.
I’ve been making this recipe for many years. In the past, I have used jarred roasted red peppers. Jarred peppers work just fine, but this time, I decided to roast my own red pepper, using my new favorite technique of roasting over an open flame.
This method of roasting is so easy to do. I’ve used it to roast red peppers for my Lentil Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta and Mint, to roast eggplants for my Roasted Eggplant Dip and to roast a jalapeno for my Peach and Roasted Jalapeno Gazpacho.
How to Roast the Red Pepper
First, place the red pepper directly on the open flame of the gas burner. As the skin begins to get a nice char, use tongs to turn the pepper, so that it chars evenly. You will likely hear some popping and sizzling sounds as the pepper chars.
Once the pepper has a nice char all over, use tongs to remove it from the flame and place it in a resealable plastic bag, and allow it to cool down. When the pepper is cool enough to handle, remove it from the bag and place it on a cutting board. Using your fingers, remove the charred skin from the pepper.
And, that’s it, now you have your own roasted red pepper. Remove the stem and seeds, and give it a good chop. Then, add it, along with the other ingredients, including chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, some fresh parsley, cumin and salt to a food processor, and blend until smooth. The resulting Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is so delicious, creamy and full of flavor.
I made a batch of this flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Hummus to take to a party this past weekend. This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is perfect for parties and holiday entertaining, as it can be made ahead of time and keeps well in the refrigerator.
This delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is also great for healthy snacking anytime. We enjoy it with toasted pita bread, pretzels and assorted veggies.
This creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus also make a great sandwich spread or filling. I like to stuff it into a pita pocket along with some crisp greens and cucumber slices for a healthy vegetarian lunch.
What is your favorite hummus? Please let me know in the comments below.