Roasted pepper hummus

Roasted red pepper hummus

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Hummus is a tasty way to get your daily legumes, providing a good amount of fiber and plant protein. I have already shared my basic hummus recipe here, but to spice things up a bit, you can add a wide variety of herbs or spices to it. Or, like in this roasted red pepper hummus, add some vegetables for an extra kick of vitamins and phytonutrients!

I like to make this from fresh bell peppers that I roast myself. This article is an excellent guide on how to roast peppers.

You can use jarred peppers if you are short on time, though. Just look for brands that have the fewest ingredients, such as this one

Serve this roasted red pepper hummus as a dip for vegetables or pita chips, use as a spread for sandwiches, or eat a couple of spoons on their own just because…!

Roasted red pepper hummus

An irresistible dip or spread loaded with fiber, protein, and extra vitamins from the red bell pepper. Smoked paprika adds a hint of smokiness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer / Hors D’Oeuvre, Sauce / Dip / Dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: bell pepper, chickpea
Servings: 12
Author: Veronique Eichler



  • Roast bell pepper on a parchment lined baking sheet at 400°F for about 40 minutes, turning at regular intervals so their skin gets charred on all sides (Note: you may want to roast several peppers at once, they will keep very well and can be used in other dishes and salads).
  • Place bell pepper in a glass bowl and cover. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, remove the skin and seeds.
  • Place all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl from time to time.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. If you wish to adjust the consistency you can add water, olive oil, or reserved liquid from the can of chickpeas.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with sumac.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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