Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: A Vibrant Twist on a Classic Favorite

Hummus, with its creamy texture and rich blend of flavors, has become a beloved dip and spread around the world. Elevate this classic dish to new heights with the addition of roasted red peppers, creating a hummus that's not only delicious but also boasts a vibrant burst of color and an extra layer of smoky sweetness. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the simple steps of making Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, a versatile and irresistible addition to your snack or appetizer repertoire.


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup roasted red peppers (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water (optional, for adjusting consistency)


Step 1: Roasting Red Peppers (if not using store-bought):

  1. Preheat your oven's broiler.
  2. Place whole red peppers on a baking sheet and broil, turning occasionally, until the skin is charred and blistered.
  3. Transfer the roasted peppers to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let them steam for about 10 minutes.
  4. Peel off the charred skin, remove seeds, and roughly chop the roasted red peppers.

Step 2: Prepare Chickpeas:

  1. In a food processor, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3: Blend Until Smooth:

  1. Process the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the processor as needed.
  2. If the hummus seems too thick, add water gradually, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.

Step 4: Adjust Seasoning:

  1. Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed.

Step 5: Serve and Garnish:

  1. Transfer the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus to a serving bowl.
  2. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of smoked paprika.
  3. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or a few whole chickpeas for a decorative touch.

Step 6: Enjoy with Your Favorite Dippers:

  1. Serve your Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with an array of dippers such as pita bread, veggie sticks, or even as a spread on sandwiches.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a delightful and visually appealing variation of the classic hummus that is perfect for entertaining or simply satisfying your snack cravings. The smoky sweetness of the roasted red peppers adds depth to the creamy chickpea base, creating a dip that's both flavorful and nutritious. Whip up a batch of this vibrant hummus, and get ready to enjoy a burst of Mediterranean-inspired goodness in every bite!


Items to help you create this dish

Glad Roasting Pan

Oster 3pc Baking Pan 

Westinghouse Blender/Food Processor




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