Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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This roasted red pepper hummus is way better than store-bought hummus and you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost! Spicy and flavorful, you’re going to love it!

A tray with a bowl of roasted red pepper hummus, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and pita chips
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  1. Ingredients in Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  2. Much Cheaper Alternative
  3. Using Roasted Red Bell Pepper
  4. Additions/Substitutions to Homemade Hummus
  5. Frequently Asked Questions About Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  6. More Delicious Dips
  7. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

This roasted red pepper hummus is hands-down my favorite hummus of all time. I love the spicy kick of Sriracha and the fresh taste of the red bell pepper. My KIDS even love this dip. They dig in as if it were nacho cheese dip but it is SO much healthier. I mean, really, you can get your kids to eat garbanzo beans… and LIKE it! Crazy, right? We love it with pita bread, carrots, crackers, just about anything!

Ingredients in Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Much Cheaper Alternative

Don’t get me wrong, I love store-bought hummus. You can’t beat the ease. But if you have an extra 5 minutes to spare, you CAN beat the price. They used to have this spicy hummus at Costco that was my FAVORITE (I haven’t seen it there in ages). I think it was around $7 for the container. It wasn’t a way big container and this recipe probably yields about the same amount. But you can make this roasted red pepper hummus recipe for $1.50! The time commitment to make hummus is hardly anything. If you buy roasted red peppers from in the jar (see below), it takes even less time. You can literally make this in 5 minutes. You can have this made in the same amount of time it takes you to find a parking spot at Costco.

Using Roasted Red Bell Pepper

I love roasting my own red bell pepper because it is cheap and easy to do. If you don’t have a lot of time, you can buy roasted red bell peppers at the grocery store that are roasted and ready to go. You can usually find them in the condiments aisle in a glass jar. If you go this route, you will want to use about ½ c. of the peppers. Drain them well as they may add too much liquid to the hummus, making it on the runny side. If this happens, just process in more garbanzo beans to thicken again.

A tray with a bowl of roasted red pepper hummus, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and pita chips

Additions/Substitutions to Homemade Hummus

  • Add a little curry and cumin to give it more of an Indian flair (so good).
  • If you want it to taste more like a Mexican bean dip, you can add a little taco seasoning.
  • Want to add a kick of heat? Add some Sriracha or Tobasco sauce.
  • This hummus is naturally gluten free, so for a total GF snack, you just need to watch what you are dipping in it. Gluten free pita bread is always an option but the better taste route is probably just using GF chips or crackers. Costco has SO many great options. I love the “Milton’s” GF chips and also the “Food Should Taste Good” chips. Both go great with this roasted red pepper hummus.
A pita chip dipped in roasted red pepper hummus

Frequently Asked Questions About Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

What does roasted red pepper hummus taste like?

This hummus tastes creamy, smoky, salty, garlicky, and delicious! Chickpeas have a softer flavor so the smoky flavor of the roasted red pepper really shines through.

Is red pepper hummus good for you?

Yes! Hummus is a great source of fiber and protein and if you use it as a dip for veggies you will get an extra dose of vitamins!

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftover hummus in an airtight container in the fridge. Leftovers should stay good in the fridge for up to a week.

More Delicious Dips

For more yummy dips, perfect for parties, movie nights, or after school snacks, try some of our favorite recipes:

A tray with a bowl of roasted red pepper hummus, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and pita chips

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

5 from 4 votes
This roasted red pepper hummus is way better than store-bought hummus and you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost! Spicy and flavorful, you're going to love it!

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Blendtec Blender

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Broil red pepper for about 3-5 minutes on each side until charred and blistered all around (you can also do this on the grill). Carefully remove from oven and immediately tightly wrap with foil. Let stand for 20-30 minutes.
    A roasted red pepper
  • While the pepper is resting, add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
    A blender full of chickpeas, garlic, salt and pepper
  • Peel skin from pepper and remove stem and seeds. Set aside a little bit of the pepper to add to the top. Add to blender with garbanzo bean mixture. Blend until smooth.
    A blender with chickpeas, roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper
  • Place hummus in a dish and add a little olive oil and chopped roasted peppers to the top.
    A tray with a bowl of roasted red pepper hummus, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and pita chips
  • Serve with warm pita bread, flat bread, pita chips, or vegetables.
    A pita chip dipped in roasted red pepper hummus

Notes

  • Add a little curry and cumin to give it more of an Indian flair (so good).
  • If you want it to taste more like a Mexican bean dip, you can add a little taco seasoning.
  • Not a fan of Sriracha but still like a kick of heat? Try adding some Tabasco sauce. You can’t go wrong here!
  • This hummus is naturally gluten free, so for a total GF snack, you just need to watch what you are dipping in it. Gluten free pita bread is always an option but the better taste route is probably just using GF chips or crackers. Costco has SO many great options. I love the “Milton’s” GF chips and also the “Food Should Taste Good” chips. Both go great with this roasted red pepper hummus.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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