Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – a delicious, creamy, flavorful dip, perfect for holiday entertaining or a healthy snack anytime.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - How to roast a red bell pepper

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.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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. Love Red Pepper Hummus! Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial! I had no id that this is how you make it! Pinning!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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