This easy roasted red pepper hummus is creamy, smoky, sweet, with just enough spicy kick! You'll love this flavor-packed twist on classic hummus, thanks to sweet roasted red peppers, garlic, jalapeno and a hint of  smoked paprika.  Serve it with homemade pita chips; the perfect addition to your Mediterranean mezze party platter!

Grab the step-by-step tutorial and watch the video for how to make this roasted red pepper hummus below.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in a serving bowl ready to be served

Hummus makes the opening of nearly every gathering at my house. I mean, what's a party without some creamy hummus?!

I also like to have hummus on hand just for day-to-day use. It makes for a healthy snack, loaded with protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats.

If you're what I call a "hummus purist," you will want to check out my How to Make Hummus tutorial, or as I refer to it, my ode-to-the-BEST-CREAMIEST-authentic-hummus (totally worth mastering, by the way.) But I'll have to say, this easy roasted red pepper hummus is an equally delightful version that I've been making more frequently lately.

Roasted red pepper hummus with olive oil and pine nuts

BEST Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

This roasted red pepper hummus is a bit on the rustic side. Creamy with a little bit of texture, and packed with flavor--sweet, smoky, and spicy! As you probably guessed, the star ingredient in this hummus recipe is roasted red peppers, which bring a little sweetness to this hummus dip. If you have some homemade roasted peppers in the fridge, you can totally use them here, otherwise, you'll start by roasting the red peppers:

I start by roasting my own red peppers along with one jalapeno pepper, that's where the great spicy kick comes from!

Red peppers and jalapeno roasted in olive oil

Then, all we do is add our peppers with the rest of the hummus ingredients--chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, etc. A couple secret spices I love to add here are sumac, for earthiness and tang, and smoked paprika, which adds depth and amps up the smokiness.

Roasted red pepper hummus ingredients in food processor. Chickpeas, tahini, peppers, garlic, lemon juice and more

Blend until well-incorporated and creamy...I like to give a quick taste and adjust seasoning from here. Cover and refrigerate for a little bit so that the hummus chills nicely and flavors deepen.

Roasted red pepper hummus blended in food processor

To Serve This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

When ready to serve, I love to drizzle a bit of my favorite Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil and add just a few toasted pine nuts. This roasted red pepper hummus would make a great centerpiece to a mezze platter like this one. Or simply serve it with serve with warm pita bread or chips and favorite veggies for dipping!

What dishes go well with this hummus? Here are a few options: Balela Salad; Fattoush Salad; Chicken Kabobs; Homemade falafel; Moroccan meatballs,

Roasted red pepper hummus with a side of pita and veggies to dip

A Few Tips:

  • This hummus is a bit on the rustic side, creamy but maintains some texture. Here, I did not peel the chickpeas nor the roasted peppers before using. But if you have the time and want extra smooth hummus like this one, then do the work of peeling the chickpeas and roasted peppers before using.
  • Chill your hummus. It's best if you can chill the roasted red pepper hummus for about an hour before serving. This will help the texture and will allow flavors to develop fully. With respect to flavor, this hummus can get pretty garlicy especially as it sits in the fridge for more than one night. If you're not too sure, start with less garlic.
  • Shortcut Tip. You can use jarred roasted red peppers if you like instead to save time. You can also use raw or jarred jalapenos, but chop them well before adding (here I had removed the seeds, so the jalapeno is not too hot.)
  • Storage. Roasted red pepper hummus can be stored in a tight-lid container in the fridge. It will keep well for 2 to 4 days (some folks say up to one week, I'm not sure because mine never lasts this long.)
  • Looking for sumac and smoked paprika? You can find sumac and smoked paprika over at our online store. And while you're at it, grab a bottle of our Greek Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil!

Here's the video for roasted red pepper hummus:

More Recipes to Try:

How to Make Tahini Sauce

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Easy Sauteed Zucchini with Balsamic Glaze

Greek Baked Cod with Garlic and Lemon

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Roasted red pepper hummus with olive oil and pine nuts

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe


Description

Roasted red pepper hummus is a delicious twist on the classic, thanks to sweet roasted red peppers, garlic, jalapeno and a hint of sumac and smoked paprika! Grab the tips and notes below and be sure to watch the video! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, and cut in 1" strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced in half length wise (optional)
  • 2 cups/453 g cooked chickpeas (canned chickpeas are fine, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, chopped (start with less garlic if not sure)
  • 5 tbsp/85 g tahini paste
  •  1 to 2 tsp/ 2 to 4 g sumac
  • ½ tsp to 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, optional.
  • Extra virgin olive oil (I used Private Reserve)
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (skip this part if using jarred roasted red peppers and jalapeno. see note below)
  2. Place the red bell pepper strips and jalapeno in a small baking dish or cast iron pan. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Bake in heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and well-charred (check part-way and turn peppers over as needed.) Remove from oven and let cool. Drain from oil.
  3. In the large bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade, add the roasted bell peppers and jalapeno along with the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, sumac, smoked paprika, and lemon juice (do not add pine nuts yet.) Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil. Run the processor until you reach the desired creamy paste consistency. Test and adjust seasoning,if needed. Run the processor again to combine.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and chill.
  5. When ready to serve, top roasted red pepper hummus with a little more extra virgin olive oil and the toasted pine nuts. Add a pinch of paprika or sumac for garnish, if you like. Serve with warm pita bread and sliced veggies for dipping! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Cook's Tip: I did not peel the chickpeas nor the roasted peppers for a more rustic texture, if you want a super smooth hummus, I suggest you take the time to peel the chickpeas and roasted peppers (once they're cooled enough to handle)
  • Cook's Tip: It's best if you can chill the roasted red pepper hummus for about an hour before serving. This will help the texture and will allow flavors to develop fully. This is a garlicy dip, so if you're unsure, begin with less garlic.
  • Shortcut Tip: You can use jarred roasted red peppers if you like instead to save time. You can also use raw or jarred jalapenos, but chop them well before adding (here I had removed the seeds, so the jalapeno is not too hot.)
  • Storage Tip: Roasted red pepper hummus can be stored in a tight-lid container in the fridge. It will keep well for 2 to 4 days (some folks say up to one week, I'm not sure because mine never lasts this long.)
  • Recommended for this Recipe: from our all-natural spice collection, sumac and smoked paprika! And our Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives!)
  • Visit the Mediterranean Dish store to purchase our all-natural or organic spices. Create your own 6-pack or 3-pack of your favorites!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Counter top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: roated red pepper hummus, hummus, hummus dip

 

 

 

 

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  1. "Oh wow! Yum..." That was all my family could say between mouthfuls of this wonderful hummus. I used jarred red peppers and jalapenos for convenience. The sumac and paprika were wonderful, unexpected flavors that really put this over the top!

  2. My daughter is allergic to sesame, is there a substitution for tahini that you know of? Love your website!

    1. Hey, Christina. There is not a perfect substitute for tahini, but you could omit the tahini and add a little bit of Greek yogurt only for texture. It will be a different flavor profile, but I think you'd still enjoy it.

  3. I so loveeee the idea of adding some spicy kick to hummus. It's an awesome recipe, Suzy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. The spicy kick in this hummus was perfect!! I’ll definitely be making this again!

  5. This hummus was the hit of our party - so simple and bursting with flavor!

  6. Yaaaay!!! I had been looking for a red pepper hummus recipe for so long, and this is perfect! Thank you!

  7. Suzy you've done it again! This is absolutely delicious and I just love how easy it is to make at home!

  8. My wife & toddler are HUGE hummus fans. Might mix it up a little and make this one next week!! Thanks for the recipe

  9. This hummus sounds delicious! Every party we have starts with hummus too, I don't know if you can call it a party if there is no hummus 😉 Love the roasted pepper flavour in this can't wait to try it.

  10. This roasted red pepper hummus looks amazing! I love roasting red peppers and use them a lot but have never thought to make hummus with them. Such a yummy idea. Pinning for later!

  11. I love the idea of adding flavors to hummus! Looks so delicious and perfect for a healthy dinner!

  12. I could eat this hummus with a spoon! But it is really great with everything I have tried it with too 😉

  13. This is an absolutely beautiful combination of flavours. I add chopped roasted red peppers to my hummus sometimes, but I always have so much trouble getting the texture as smooth as the really good restaurant stuff. Love the addition of sumac.