Homemade Red Pepper Hummus

Homemade Red Pepper Hummus


  • 1 1/2 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic (use fairly small ones)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Parsley and red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

Roast Peppers (if you want to roast your own – otherwise you can buy them from the store)
  1. Move an oven rack so that it is about 5 inches from the broiler. Turn oven broiler on.
  2. Remove core of peppers then cut into large flat pieces. Arrange pepper pieces, skin-side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 5 to 10 minutes until the peppers skin has charred.
  3. Add peppers to a resealable plastic bag, seal then wait 10 to 15 minutes until cool enough to handle. Or, add peppers to a bowl then cover with plastic wrap and wait 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Gently peel away the charred pepper skin
  5. Chop peppers and start hummus

Add chick peas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and cumin to your food processor. Pulse for a couple minutes, then scrape down sides and bottom of processor. Add olive oil and chopped peppers. Pulse mixture for 1 minute, then add 1 tbsp water to thin and pulse 1 minute longer. Add more water if you would like a thinner consistency.

Top with remaining small diced red bell peppers and any other greens to make it look extra delicious! Try garnishing with parsley and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips, veggies, or any other kind of chips. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Voila! Homemade hummus you can enjoy guilt-free
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