Hummus Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper

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In general, my family is not very fond of beans. We like them in chili and a few Mexican dishes, but that’s about it.  However, gluten-free son and I enjoy eating hummus.  Especially with tortilla chips (I buy organic, non-gmo chips).

I have seen recipes for hummus and knew it was easy to make, but I kept putting off doing it.  Then, when I made my first batch, it was garlic hummus, and I used way too much garlic.  And too much tahini.  I discovered that I don’t like a lot of tahini.

If you’re wondering, tahini is sesame seed butter.  It comes in a jar, like peanut butter, or sometimes in a can.  Most hummus includes some tahini, but you can omit it.  I didn’t use very much in this recipe.

While we like garlic hummus, roasted red pepper is really our favorite, and that’s what I have now decided is incredibly easy to make and even easier to enjoy eating.

If you like hummus but haven’t yet tried making your own, you really should give it a try.

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Hummus Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound 13 ounces (1 large can) chick peas
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup canned roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • approximately ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Drain and thoroughly rinse the chick peas, then drain again.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor or blender.
  3. Gradually add the water until it reaches a smooth creamy consistency. A little more or a little less water may be needed.
  4. If desired, garnish with additional roasted red pepper, chopped.

 
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Comments

  1. That looks fantastic, Linda! I love roasted red pepper hummus (especially since I use it to make my Brazilian Un-Cheese Rolls) and have all the ingredients for your recipe. :-)

    Thanks!
    Shirley

  2. This looks delicious!!

  3. looks lovely! i love roasted red peppers and i’m a huge hummus fan! sounds like a winner!

  4. How can you not like beans?! It’s okay…. I don’t like bacon *gasp*! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is my fav too! I actually haven’t made my own hummus since that fated day when I forgot to put the lid on the blender before turning it on. There was hummus EVERYWHERE!!!!!

    • Gasp is right. How can you not like bacon?! Honestly, part of the problem with beans is that we don’t digest them well. I do better with homemade hummus than store bought. That’s funny about the blender! I’m sure it wasn’t funny when you were cleaning it up, though.

  5. Alisha says:

    How long will this last in the fridge? I am so excited about this recipe! I love Hummus, but Roasted Red Pepper is my fave! Can’t wait to make it!

    • Alisha, I don’t know how long the hummus will last because it gets eaten too quickly! I would guess it should be good for a week or so. If it makes too much, try cutting the recipe in half.

  6. That looks great! Im wondering which brand of chips you use? All the organic brands I find seem to be manufactured in a facility with wheat. Will have to try this recipe.

  7. Oh, I love this recipe!! I make a similar one with sun-dried tomatoes. Will try yours in my next batch. I make at least one batch of hummus each week!

    And thank you for highlighting my Raw Strawberry Cocoa Pudding! I love strawberry season!

  8. Lovely recipe. I’m not fond of tahini and can’t afford to buy it anyway. Instead I add a dash of sesame oil to any hummus style recipe – a frugal and still gluten free alternative.

    love your addition of roasted peppers, Happy Cooking!

  9. Heidi Aucoin says:

    You forgot the cumin,just a half teaspoon makes a huge difference! Try it!

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