Appetizer | July 2, 2021

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is my new favorite! Making 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.

IS HUMMUS HEALTHY?

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.

HOW DO I MAKE ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS FROM SCRATCH?

You’ll need:

  1. chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  2. olive oil
  3. garlic
  4. soy sauce
  5. roasted red peppers in the jar
  6. lemon juice
  7. tahini
  8. paprika and salt

CAN I  USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN CHICKPEAS?

If you cannot find chickpeas/garbanzo beans then you can substitute them with great northern beans.

WHERE DO I FIND TAHINI?

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.

STEPS TO MAKING ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS

START by placing your liquids in the blender or food processor. Because this is a thicker dip you will want the liquid down by the blades.

USE GLUTEN FREE SOY SAUCE FOR GLUTEN FREE HUMMUS

If you have a gluten sensitive friend or family member eating the hummus you can use gf soy sauce or even omit it.

add in 

  1. soy sauce
  2. olive oil 
  3. lemon juice
  4. garlic 
  5. tahini

NEXT ADD IN RED PEPPERS

veggies also have a high water content so they are better by blades too.

WHERE DO I FIND JARRED ROASTED RED PEPPERS?

You can find roasted red 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.

WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND ROASTED RED BELL PEPPERS

You can roast your own! Cut your red bell pepper into large sections. Cover with olive oil and roast or broil in your oven 450 until the skin is starting to blacken.

ADD IN YOUR BEANS, SPICES AND BLEND

HOW DO I BLEND HUMMUS?

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. Some blender will blend it just great though!

WHAT DO I EAT WITH RED PEPPER HUMMUS?

Red Pepper Hummus is great served with

  • crackers
  • tortilla chips
  • crunchy veggies like celery, jicama, carrots, bell peppers
  • cucumbers
  • pita bread
  • pita chips
  • broccoli and cauliflower
  • olives

CAN I SERVE HUMMUS ON FOOD?

YES! We love to dip our grilled meats in hummus it is also delicious in sandwiches, wraps, bagels, BLT’s.

WHAT DO I TOP RED PEPPER HUMMUS WITH?

try topping your hummus with

  • diced red peppers
  • feta cheese
  • capers
  • pine nuts
  • kalamata olives

HOW DO I STORE 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.

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bowl of roasted red pepper hummus with feta olives on top
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Roasted Red Peppers, chickpeas, garlic and tahini.

Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Hummus, Red Pepper Hummus
Servings: 12
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers in water. Can add more or less for desired taste
  • 1/2 cup canola oil +or- to blend to desired consistency
  • 1/8 c lemon juice
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1-2 t salt
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/4 t coriander
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans drained
Instructions
  1. 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
  1. Preheat oven (or grill) to 450 degrees. Cover peppers and jalapeño with oil. Roast (or grill) until skin is blackened. Let rest.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 360mg16%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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