Roasted Pepper Hummus

by Erica Dinho on January 27, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I woke up craving homemade hummus, so I decided to make some. When I was getting all the ingredients ready, I noticed a jar of roasted peppers next to the tahini. So, I made roasted pepper hummus and it was fantastic!

I enjoy making dips like this for a quick snack because they are healthy and easy to prepare.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch chili powder

Directions

  1. Place the garbanzo beans and garlic in a food processor and mix for about 20 seconds.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process to form a smooth paste.
  3. Serve or store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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1 Tangled Noodle January 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM

The roasted red pepper gives this hummus such a lovely color. I miss this dip (can’t have due to reaction to chickpeas) but there’s always your white bean-roasted pepper dip!

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2 Chef E January 27, 2010 at 9:45 AM

I have two social events this weekend and love getting ideas like this, when I feel ‘food’ overload and brain dead from cooking so much! I love hummus, and this would be perfect for the socials!

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3 KennyT January 27, 2010 at 9:47 AM

I would love to try this roasted pepper hummus, looks so yummy, love the colour. Thanks for sharing!

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4 Sarah Naveen January 27, 2010 at 10:20 AM

excellent click..wonderful recipe and hummus looks super delicious..

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5 my boyfriend cooks for me January 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM

This looks great. I think I have a moderate pita & hummus addiction – not having hummus in the house is not an option! We will definitely have to try making our own at some point.

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6 Erica January 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Thank you all for the comments!

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7 Michelle January 27, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Yummy! I was thinking of making a few dips for Super Bowl Weekend and this is now on my menu!

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8 Jane January 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I LOVE roasted pepper hummus and yours looks glorious. I cook big batches of garbanzos and make the hummus bit by bit during the week. It took me quite a while to realize that the little bit of water makes a big difference in the finished product. Keep the good recipies coming! I’m definitely going to try your white bean and roasted pepper – never done that one, and I actually have some cooked white beans on hand right now.

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9 Kitchen Butterfly January 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM

I LOVE Hummus and this looks great.I’ve made it thrice in a week and am planning on another round…..I find the best hummus comes from taking the skins off the chickpeas and gently roasting both the chickpeas and the garlic!

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10 Arlene January 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Roasted red pepper hummus is one of my favorites! I’m going to try some cumin in mine next time I make a batch. That sounded good!

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11 grace January 27, 2010 at 4:03 PM

i can eat roasted peppers all by themselves, but incorporating them into my favorite of all spreads is an awesome idea. what a beautiful color it becomes as well! nicely done, erica. :)

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12 Kim January 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Yum! I just made some roasted red pepper hummus a couple weeks ago too! I love hummus sandwiches, especially in pita bread. Bet your husband will love this.

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13 Sandra g January 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Wow I’m definitely getting some roasted pepper tomorrow,can’t wait to try this recipe, this is a is a keeper. Yummy!

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14 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 27, 2010 at 4:38 PM

I love hummus and red pepper is one of my favorites! Making it at home is the best!

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15 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog January 27, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Everything with hummus is welcome and much better with roasted pepper – so yummy recipe Erica :)

All the best,

Gera

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16 Erica January 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Thank you guys!

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17 Faith January 27, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Your hummus looks so good, and you’re right, it’s really delicious with roasted red pepper! With some raw veggies or pita chips, this is really the perfect snack!

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18 Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home January 27, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Wow, this is almost identical to the way I make my hummus (minus the red pepper). I love what the cumin and chili powder (I use a pinch of cayenne) do to really perk everything up. I can’t wait to try it with homemade roasted red peppers too. What do you like to eat it with?

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19 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes January 28, 2010 at 12:49 AM

Erica, I love this recipe! Using roasted pepper in hummus sounds wonderful!

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20 Simply Life January 28, 2010 at 7:05 AM

Oh I love the color of that hummus!

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21 Erica January 28, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting :)

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22 Karen January 28, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Hummus is so good… it only has to be better with the roasted red pepper in it!

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23 Jagruti January 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Hi

first time here…hummus looks very colourful and healthy too…i love it make home too.. for the other variation you can visit my blog..it’s a jalpeno hummus..

cheers
joyofcooking

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24 danielle January 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM

there must be something in the air…hummus hummus everywhere LOL. It looks wonderful Erica…such a rich color too.

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25 monicajane January 30, 2010 at 2:56 PM

I actually make something like this without the garbanzo beans…just the roasted peppers…though I put ground almonds in it…and garlic and chilis…

I like this with the beans and tahini YUM

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26 Erica January 30, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Thank you all :)

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27 Anna January 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

What a great idea, it looks fantastic and must taste delicious. :-)

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28 tasteofbeirut January 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM

You know I may do the same! I have had a jar of roasted peppers forever in the cupboard! I like the color of your hummos and I bet it tastes great! It is hard for me to veer away from the traditional recipe (I feel “guilty”) but I am gonna do it, by golly!

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29 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 13, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Yum! I have been on a hummus/dip kick lately. Love the pretty color from the roasted peppers. It’s a beautiful dish.

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30 Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I made this for a party this weekend and my friends loved it.It was delicious.

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