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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  • 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


  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!


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!


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!


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

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


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.


6 Erica January 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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. :)


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.


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!


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!


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,



16 Erica January 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Thank you guys!


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!


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?


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

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


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

Oh I love the color of that hummus!


21 Erica January 28, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting :)


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!


23 Jagruti January 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM


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



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.


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


26 Erica January 30, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Thank you all :)


27 Anna January 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

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


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!


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.


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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