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Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Dip into greatness with this Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! It's filled with robust, spicy & smoky-sweet flavors. You'll be addicted to this healthy snack in no time!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 108kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas , rinsed (*reserve 2 tablespoons of liquid from can)
  • 6 oz (about 1/2 cup) jarred roasted bell peppers , drained well & patted dry
  • 1 large chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tahini , unsalted (more if preferred)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1-2 small cloves garlic , peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt , more to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil , extra virgin

* Optional Garnish Ideas

  • Paprika , smoked or regular
  • Fresh-cut parsley
  • Pine nuts
  • Strips of roasted pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process on high until you've reached desired consistency (It should have some texture with a thick paste-like consistency). Scrape down sides as needed.
  • Now while the processor is running, add olive oil and blend until combined. This will smooth it out slightly. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed (I usually add a pinch more salt and lemon juice)
  • *Optional: to make it a bit creamier, you can add the reserved liquid while the processor is running. Pour 1 tablespoon first and determine if you'll need the second. For a thinner consistency, you can add a few teaspoons of water. 
  • Serve in a small bowl or plate and top with a small swirl of olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika, fresh-cut parsley, A few strips of roasted pepper, pine nuts, and cracked pepper. Enjoy! 

Notes

* If you want to roast your own pepper, you can find out how to do it here. You will need 1 small pepper. 
* Hummus is really easy to adjust to personal taste. If you aren't sure how seasoned you'll like it, then it's best to start conservative and add as needed. 
* For super smooth hummus, you can peel the skins off the chickpeas first. I like my hummus with some texture, so I usually don't do this. To peel, place them inside a dry towel and gently roll around. Most of the skins will loosen.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.6mg