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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

roasted red pepper hummus

Hummus! I like hummus a lot. I like it with a fox, in a box, or on a train or on a plane. I even like it in the rain. I do! I like hummus a lot. I’ve been reading a lot of Dr. Seuss lately, sorry. It gets stuck in your head!

You know what else is stuck in my head? This HUMMUS. I’ve been eating it nonstop for the past week! It’s seriously so good. I like my regular hummus, but switching it up sometimes is never a bad thing. There’s an extra step involved where you have to roast the pepper, but I usually roast garlic a few times a month so I just add some peppers on the tray sometimes! Not a lot of effort. Plus, roasted peppers are also delicious in pasta or on a pizza (I told you I could never go full keto).

roasted red pepper hummus

Roasting peppers is dead easy, but if you want an even quicker way, just pick up a jar of roasted red peppers at the store! The rest of the hummus ingredients are pretty straightforward and consist of the usual suspects. Chickpeas, olive oil, tahini and a sprinkle of paprika and cumin. Sometimes I add a little chili powder for an extra kick.

Serve it up with crackers, or raw veggies for a super healthy snack!

roasted red pepper hummus

It’s nearly my 2nd blog anniversary  – I can hardly believe it! Last year I made this anniversary cake, so you’ll have to help me come up with an idea to celebrate this year. Another cake? Cupcakes? A pie? Obviously, it should be sweet 😉 Get back to me, would ya?

How is your January going otherwise? Are you into the whole “new year, new me” trend? I won’t lie, I always feel a little refreshed and eager come January to set off on a bit of a better path. Usually this just involves changing a few bad habits, rather than a drastic diet or anything like that. I would like to shed those last few pounds from pregnancy though, so snacks like this hummus are a big part of my calorie intake these days!

So far we’ve also been enjoying a pretty mild winter. I hope it continues! I can actually hack winter with the weather like this.

Have a great week, my friends!

roasted red pepper hummus

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Author: Katherine
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


A delicious blend of creamy chickpeas, roasted red pepper and garlic, tahini and spices. Serve it up with crackers or raw veggies for a healthier snack for you and your family.



  • 1 medium roasted red bell pepper (~1/2 cup diced)*
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 114oz can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon, + 1 tbsp. of zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 23 tbsp olive oil or water


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the roasted red pepper, garlic cloves, garbanzo beans and tahini. Pulse until the mixture starts to become pureed. Add the lemon juice and zest, paprika, cumin and 2 tbsp of water or olive oil. Run the processor until the hummus is smooth and creamy, and adjust spices or add more water/olive oil until the texture is to your liking. Serve!

Hummus will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container for 5-7 days.


  1. To roast a red pepper, heat the oven to 400 F. Rub the pepper with a bit of olive oil and place it on a baking sheet. Roast the pepper, turning once halfway through, for 40 minutes. Remove the pepper from the oven and place a bowl over the top of the pepper for 15 minutes, to “steam” it. This’ll make the skin much easier to remove. Remove the skin, and dice the pepper, removing the seeds.
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  1. Katherine – we are major hummus-eaters here! I love any kind, but I think your use of roasted garlic is awesome! And the red pepper adds some lovely color and great flavor! Well done! I like to dip carrots in hummus but the rest of my fam uses pita chips – for some reason, I think I’m being healthier.πŸ€”. Happy soon-to-be blogiversary! I love the idea of a cake – nothing more festive than that! Thanks for the recipe! And, I miss Dr. Seuss – it’s been a while!

  2. marcie@flavorthemoments

    Ah I miss reading Dr. Suess stories to my boys! And I love hummus and roasted red peppers like crazy. Combining them was a genius idea and I’d love a big bowl! ❀️

  3. Yum! I make something very much like this, but I use toasted walnuts instead of the chickpeas. Just looking at your pictures makes me wonder why it’s been so long since I’ve made it, and it also makes we want to give the chickpeas a go.

  4. Thanks for getting that stuck in my head now too, lol. Love me some hummus too and always love having a batch in the fridge. I often get hungry a little before dinner so a scoopful of hummus usually does the trick. And this one sounds DELISH! Loaded with flavour for sure!! Almost on your 2nd blogiversary? I’m sure you’ll share something delicious, as always πŸ˜‰ P.S. It’s crazy cold here today…brrrrrrr

  5. Oh man! It’s been so long since I’ve made hummus (and read Dr. Seuss! πŸ˜‰ ) This is the one I need to start back with! My family will love it!!

  6. That’s one flavor packed hummus

  7. Big Dr. Seuss fan, so your intro had me grinning! Also a big hummus fan and your roasted red pepper riff on it has me drooling!

  8. Sounds amazing! I love roasted red peppers, so I’m going to have to try this. A great way to eat yummy food and not feel guilty about it. πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  9. lol love the Dr. Seuss tribute. This hummus looks amazing! I love the way you styled it and the photos are beautiful! Cake is always a great way to celebrate πŸ˜‰ . Take care.

  10. Such a healthier upgrade to the healthy hummus. This will be absolutely wonderful in the DIY healthy snack box that I made today. I’ll take a cup please, thanks:)

  11. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    OOOhhhhhh I vote for cupcakes for your blogiversary! It’s hard to go wrong with a cupcake! And I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to go wrong with hummus. I could seriously eat it every day and never get sick of it. I’m going to have to try this one soon!

  12. Happy almost blogiversary, Katherine!! This hummus looks WONDERFUL, I’m crazy for roasted red peppers, I can’t wait to try this!! I’m going to have to make a batch in secret though because I have a feeling my husband would go through the whole bowl in one sitting!

  13. Hummus is a favourite healthy snack in our house. I make a batch almost every weekend for my hubby to take to work during the week. And I love changing up the ingredients so sneak in some extra veggies. This roasted red pepper version looks delicious! My second blogiversary is coming up soon too, and I can’t believe how fast time is going by. I think another celebratory cake, or even cheesecake, would be the perfect way for you to celebrate!

    • That’s awesome that you make a batch every week! You are a great wife πŸ™‚ I can’t believe how fast the time goes!! I like the idea of a cheesecake Leanne, I just realized I’ve never actually made a cheesecake on the blog!! Cheers!

  14. Happy Blogiversary!! So glad we have become blogging buddies πŸ™‚ This hummus looks so yummy! It was only a few years ago I tried hummus and found out how yummy it is. I bet the roasted red peppers in this taste amazing! YUM!

  15. Ooh, I just LOVE that color! Well, AND the flavors of course, this hummus sounds all around delicious, thank you for sharing, Katherine. πŸ™‚

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