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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

The other day I was looking for a snack and I wanted something light and healthy. Hummus, a mixture of pureed chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), garlic and lemon juice, is one of my go-to appetizers in these sort of situations since despite being so simple, it is so addictively good! Although a basic hummus is amazing all by itself I like to change things up every once in a while by some extra flavour like in this case, roasted red peppers. The roasted red peppers add a nice sweetness and a hint of smokiness that goes really well in hummus making for a special treat indeed! One of the best things about hummus, other than eating it, is that you can throw it together in about 10 minutes so you can make it whenever you want and if you are entertaining you can whip up a batch at the last minute if not a day or two ahead of time. I like to serve hummus with toasted whole wheat pita wedges seasoned with salt and pepper for a healthy dipping option and they can be toasted in about as much time as it takes to make the hummus. Snacking on hummus is definitely a great idea when you have a case of the munchies and never fear leftovers as it goes well in sandwiches and wraps or even for breakfast!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Add some vegetables to the platter for dipping to make things even healthier!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

A creamy chickpea hummus with sweet roasted red peppers that is great as a dip or spread!


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
Directions
  1. Puree everything in a food processor adding water or oil if necessary to bring it to the consistency that you like and salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

Option: Add a dash of smoked paprika for a hint of exotic.

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15 comments:

Windy said...

I love hummus... this must be a bit hotter than normal one then?

Nirmala said...

How funny. I just bought jarred roasted red peppers in the hopes of making this and now I can with your recipe! Your hummus looks great!

Maryann said...

Kevin, I like what you did with this dish. Simple ingredients, all fresh, and they go well together. Looks delicious :)

katiez said...

I like adding other veg to the hummus - decreases calories and increases flavor....
Plus I like this color better ;-)

Valli said...

Hummus is fabulous as a light dinner with pita breads. I like your flavour combinations especially. You are never afraid to experiment and try new things!!!

Tieghan said...

I love roasted red pepper! I bet this is awesome!

Steph at {Halfway} a Grown-Up said...

hummus is the best, but roasted red pepper hummus is THE BEST!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Homemade hummus is the best and I love red peppers. Perfect combo and your bowl is so beautifully lit; perfect light just bouncing around, inviting me in!

Melissa said...

I am looking forward to making this as I've been buying a roasted red pepper hummus at the store and it's fabulous! Can't wait to make this! Note to Windy: Roasted red peppers aren't spicy so it won't be any hotter.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

It is amazing how much better homemade hummus is than store bought and this is a nice change of pace...

sharon said...

I often stir crumbled feta cheese into my roasted pepper hummus. Plus, I buy dried chickpeas from my co-op, cook up a big batch, then freeze them in seal-a-meal freezer bags in recipe sized portions. Way better tasting than canned, and saves tons of money!

Kevin Lynch said...

sharon: Feta goes really well with roasted red peppers! Great idea to mix some in!

Joanne said...

Hummus is definitely my favorite go-to snack! This roasted red pepper infusion sounds wonderful.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

I love this hummus and Sharon's idea is wonderful!

Ginny @Vegan In The Freezer said...

What a great recipe. I have not mixed chickpeas and roasted red bells together before ... but I will now!

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