Smooth hummus with sweet roasted red peppers, garlic, lemon, and a touch of soy sauce. This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe is not only easy to make, but full of flavor, fiber, and minerals. Serve with veggies, crackers, or as a spread.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Homemade hummus tops store bought by 1000%. It's smoother, more flavorful and SO EASY! You can top it on chips, pita bread, sandwiches, bagels you name it, it's delicious. This easy roasted Red Pepper Hummus is full of flavor and made in minutes.
About The Ingredients
Everything you need for this recipe can be found at your local grocery store. Here are a few items to note before you add them to your shopping list:
- Chickpeas or garbanzo beans - these will be the base of your hummus. This is what creates the creaminess in hummus. Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing and you will see these names used interchangeable.
- Extra Virgin olive oil- use a good olive oil. This will flavor your hummus and give it some depth.
- Soy sauce - this is a unique ingredient in hummus, but gives it a nice saltiness. I recommend using low sodium so that you can control the salt content.
- Roasted red peppers in the jar - instead of roasting our own peppers we are skipping a step and using jared. You can find roasted peppers by the pickles/olive section. There may only be 1-2 variety's or brands so look carefully. They also come with the options to buy packed in water or packed in olive oil garlic. I like to grab the water variety so I can control the flavor to my liking.
- Tahini - Tahini is a sesame paste - this is a classic hummus ingredients that adds a smoothness and lots and lots of minerals and vitamins. A few years ago tahini was almost impossible to find, but now I see it in almost every grocery store. Check in the condiments or oil sections OR in the ethnic food isle.
A complete list of ingredients can be located in the recipe card below.
How to Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Pro Tip: Place your liquids in the blender or food processor first. This allows the blade to rotate better and fully blend the ingredients.
1. In a blender jar add your soy sauce.
2. Pour in olive oil.
3. Add your lemon juice and garlic.
4. Add your tahini paste.
Pro Tip: If you have a gluten sensitive friend or family member eating the hummus you can use gluten free soy sauce or even omit it.
5. Add in your red peppers. (Veggies also have a high water content so they are better by blades too.)
6. Add your chickpeas to the blender jar.
7. Add in your smoked paprika, coriander and cumin.
8. Add in salt.
9. Blend until smooth. HUMMUS is thicker than most things you blend, and if you have a blender that struggles with thicker textures consider making this in a food processor. If you are making it a blender it works well to pluse the hummus to desired texture. High powered blenders like vitamix and blendec do a great job blending hummus.
What Do I Top The Hummus With?
try topping your hummus with
- diced red peppers
- feta cheese
- pine nuts
- kalamata olives
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus FAQ
HUMMUS is full of fiber and protein. It is a great filling snack that can help curb hunger when you are waiting in between meals.It also contains healthy fats from the sesame seed (tahini) paste and olive oil. Add in your vegetable of roasted red peppers and it has a lot of good health benefits.
You can roast your own! Cut your red bell peppers into large sections. Cover with olive oil and roast or broil in your oven 450 until the skin is starting to blacken.
If you cannot find chickpeas/garbanzo beans then you can substitute them with great northern beans.
A few years ago tahini was almost impossible to find, but now I see it in almost every grocery store. Check in the condiments or oil sections OR in the ethnic food isle.
Red Pepper Hummus is great served with
- tortilla chips
- crunchy veggies like celery, jicama, carrots, bell peppers
- pita bread
- pita chips
- broccoli and cauliflower
You and also serve hummus on food - YES! We love to dip our grilled meats in hummus it is also delicious in sandwiches, wraps, bagels, BLT's.
Storing Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Whether you are making it ahead of time or storing leftovers you will want to keep it in an air tight container in the fridge. It will stay good for 7 days.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
Around here we are pretty serious about our greek dips - we are no stranger to hummus recipes, you need to check out our:
- lemon pesto hummus - this hummus is not only gluten free, but full of bright herby flavor. This is a favorite for sure!
- original hummus - this traditional hummus recipe is a staple and one you'll want to come back to in our recipe index for future greek nights.
- greek hummus - this hummus has the traditional garlic clove, tahini and chick peas, but it also has tons of delicious toppings.
- beet hummus - earthy beets blended with all the traditional greek flavors. Heaven.
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- blender or food processor
- ½ cup roasted red bell peppers in water. Can add more or less for desired taste
- ½ cup canola oil +or- to blend to desired consistency
- ⅛ c lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1-2 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- ¼ Tablespoon coriander
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- ¼ c tahini
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans drained
- Place all ingredients, liquids first, in blender and blend until creamy. add more salt or roasted red bell peppers to reach desired taste.
If roasting your own red bell peppers
- Preheat oven (or grill) to 450 degrees. Cover peppers and jalapeño with oil. Roast (or grill) until skin is blackened. Let rest.