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.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - a delicious, creamy, flavorful dip, perfect for holiday entertaining or a healthy snack anytime.
- 1 red bell pepper (or about ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers from a jar, see Notes)
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- juice from 1 lemon, about ¼ cup
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- additional extra virgin olive oil, for garnish
- Char red bell pepper, over the open flame of a gas burner, use tongs to carefully grasp stem and turn pepper to get an even char, about 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer charred pepper to a resealable plastic bag and let cool slightly.
- When pepper is cool enough to touch, remove from bag and transfer to a cutting board.
- Using fingers, rub off charred skin of pepper, discard skin. Also remove stems and discard. Chop remaining flesh.
- Add chopped red bell pepper (reserve about 1-2 tablespoons for garnish), chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, parsley, cumin and salt to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Transfer hummus to a bowl, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and 1-2 tablespoons chopped roasted bell pepper, if desired.
- Serve dip with toasted pita triangles, pretzels and assorted crudité.
The red pepper could also be charred on the grill or under the broiler. Or, substitute about ½ cup of chopped roasted bell peppers from a jar.
Thank you so much for sharing this delicious Hummus recipe! Pinned & Yummed, Looking forward to trying it 🙂
Angela recently posted…Spinach Saute
Love Red Pepper Hummus! Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial! I had no id that this is how you make it! Pinning!
Hello beautiful! I’m stopping by to let you know that your roasted red pepper hummus will be featured at our party that starts tonight @ 7. Happy dance time! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for bringing to our party! Happy Holidays! Lou Lou Girls
What a daringly delicious dip..Love the bright orange color the pepper gives to the hummus.
What a great dip Joy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!
Elaine recently posted…Laundry Signs!
My favorite way to make a hummus is with roasted peppers. Just fabulous !
That’s one gorgeous roasted red pepper you’ve made! I’m sure it made for some extra flavorful hummus!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal recently posted…Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pine Nuts
What a great combination of flavors! That sounds wonderful.
Chris @ Simple Food 365 recently posted…Make Ahead Orange Cardamom Cookies
MMMMM hummus is already amazing, then you add the roasted peppers – love it. I also love roasting the peppers this way as opposed to the oven, they have so much more charred flavors!
lizzy wermuth recently posted…Fall Finds + Recipes Under $45
You can have too many hummus recipes! Roasted red pepper hummus is one of my favorites – seriously amazing!
Sarah recently posted…Homemade Chocolate Orange Nakd Bites
I haven’t tried roasting over the stove like that. We have an electric stove so I roast peppers in our oven. This hummus recipe looks fabulous!
Diane recently posted…Breakfast Burrito
We have an electric stove and I’m always so jealous of gas stoves because I really want to be able to char peppers like this!! Your hummus looks delicious, Joy!
Jessica recently posted…Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
We love our hummus with roasted red pepper too; yours looks perfect and delicious!
I have to try this! Looks great!
Sharee @ Savory Spicerack recently posted…Coconut Curry Chicken
I love your tutorial on how to roast the peppers!
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen recently posted…“No Pumpkin” Pumpkin Pie Blondies
this is one of my favorite things to make
The Food Hunter recently posted…prAna & Oh My Yog…#JustBeYou
Roasted red pepper hummus is by far my favorite flavor of hummus! SO good, and your recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try!
I love roasted red bell pepper hummus! It’s my favorite. Beautiful recipe!
linda spiker recently posted…Learn to Give a Great A Massage~Fruit Infused Water Recipes
I loooooove roasted peppers, but never thought to mix it with hummus. It’s a fantastic idea!!
Winnie recently posted…עוגת תפוחים עם ציפוי פרלין
My family loves hummus! This sounds like it would be delicious!
This looks and sounds sooooo good! Love those perfectly blackened bell peppers and such an easy way to roast them!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet recently posted…Spiced Pumpkin Vinaigrette
I LOVE hummus but I haven’t made it at home in ages, I totally need to try this soon!
Sara recently posted…Cranberry Pineapple Gelatin Mold
Roasted red pepper hummus is my all time favorite spread for sandwiches! For dipping? Extra lemon and garlic hummus is my go-to.
Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic recently posted…Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
I love roasted red peppers but usually always buy them instead of roasting them myself. Love hummus and adding peppers is just a bonus. Yum.
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