Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack that is easy to make at home. You can pair it with pita chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables to make a healthy and delicious snack!
What makes Roasted Red Pepper Hummus a great snack idea?
We love hummus at our house. It is a healthy, low calorie, go to snack for my husband when he gets home from work. He is gluten free and dairy free so it is perfect for him. He grabs some carrots or snow peas and dips away.
I prefer my hummus with pita bread or tortilla chips (not quite as low calorie and not gluten free).
Hummus is traditionally made out of garbanzo beans and tahini which is sesame seed paste. Tahini can be really expensive and you only need a small amount for a batch of hummus so I found an easy and less expensive alternative - sesame oil.
It's basically made out of the same thing, sesame seeds! You can find my traditional hummus recipe here.
How to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
I love playing with different flavors and textures in my hummus. Today I have a roasted red pepper hummus recipe for you. I use canned garbanzo beans to make my hummus and there is a thin skin on the beans. You can leave it on or if you want a smoother texture to your hummus, it is easy to remove the skins. I just put a bunch of garbanzo beans in my hand and rub my hands together. The skins will come right off. But really, I like it just as well when I leave the skins on.
I make my hummus in the food processor. Just pop all the ingredients in and give it a few pulses until it reaches the consistency you like and you're done! It's easier, cheaper and yummier to make your own hummus at home.
For today's version of hummus I used some roasted red peppers I had in my pantry (they came in a jar). I also added in a head of roasted garlic. So yummy. If you've never roasted a head of garlic before it is easy to do and your house will smell amazing.
The other day I was roasting some garlic and a neighbor boy walked into my house and said he wished his house smelled like mine! Just slice off the top of the head so that the cloves are exposed.
Drizzle with some olive oil and then wrap up well in foil and put in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of your garlic head) until the garlic is fragrant and soft. You should be able to squeeze the garlic right out of the skin.
Just garnish your hummus with a bit more roasted red pepper, a little parsley for color and you are good to go.
- 16 oz garbanzo beans drained & rinsed
- 1 red pepper roasted & cut into pieces
- 1 head garlic roasted
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Place all ingredients except for red pepper into a food processor and pulse until smooth
- Add in red pepper and process until desired consistency is reached.
- Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.Chill until ready to serve.
What is roasted red pepper hummus made of?
Roasted red pepper hummus is made of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), roasted red peppers, tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds), lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and olive oil.
What does roasted red pepper hummus taste like?
Roasted red pepper hummus has a savory and slightly tangy flavor with a hint of sweetness from the roasted red peppers. The chickpeas provide a nutty and earthy taste while the tahini and garlic add a rich and creamy texture.
Overall, it has a delicious and addictive flavor that makes it a popular dip and spread.
What are the benefits of roasted red pepper hummus?
Roasted red pepper hummus is a healthy snack that's high in protein, fiber and rich in Vitamin C, potassium and iron. The healthy fats in tahini and olive oil can help reduce inflammation and support heart health.
What to serve with roasted red pepper hummus?
You can use this hummus as a dip for vegetables, pita chips, bread and crackers. Or you can use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. Roasted red pepper hummus also pairs well with grilled meats or seafood, such as chicken, lamb, or shrimp.