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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is so easy to make at home, and you’ll be amazed at how much better it tastes than store-bought hummus. Homemade hummus is cheaper too!
Author Diana
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 whole red bell peppers
  • 1x15 ounce (400g) can cooked chickpeas drained, or 1 ½ cups of cooked chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) tahini
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt you might need more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


Roast the Bell Peppers:

  • Turn the broiler on, then slice the bell pepper into flat slices and make sure to remove the core and seeds. Then place on a sheet pan skin side up (I lined with foil for easy clean up). Place close to and under the broiler for 5 minutes or until the skin starts to char.
  • Remove from the oven and place in a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Or place in a Ziploc bag and seal. Wait for 5 minutes, then when the peppers are cool enough to handle with your hands, peel the skins off.

Make the Hummus:

  • Place the peppers in a jug of a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth (for good 5 minutes). Add a small amount of water while the blender is running if the hummus is too thick. Taste the hummus, and adjust seasonings to your preference (salt, garlic, lemon).
  • Serve in a bowl, garnish with chopped roasted bell peppers, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sesame seeds, or everything seasoning, and chopped parsley. Serve with pita chips, or use as a spread in sandwiches or wraps.



  • Add More Salt As Needed - You may need to add additional salt to this recipe, depending on how the chickpeas were cooked or canned. Taste the red pepper hummus before serving, and season to taste. 
  • Use Jarred Peppers - Jarred roasted red peppers are an excellent convenience food and can be used to make hummus. You’ll want to use between ¾ cup and 1 cup of jarred peppers for this recipe. 
  • Make it Spicy - As written, this recipe is flavorful, but not spicy. If you like spicy hummus, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. 


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg