Indulge in the ultimate crowd-pleaser with this easy-roasted red pepper hummus recipe that's sure to steal the spotlight at your next gathering. Made with simple ingredients this hummus recipe transforms into a sweet, smoky, dip with a creamy texture and just the right amount of spiciness. The roasted red peppers lend a delightful sweetness to this hummus dip, and harissa adds a layer of tasty complexity. Pair it with pita chips, veggies, or pretzels and you've got the ideal accompaniments for your party platter.
Whether you're hosting a fall appetizer party or cheering on your team at a tailgate, this roasted red pepper hummus, featuring roasted red bell peppers, chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and harissa, is the MVP of snacks.
Going back to our Middle Eastern roots, we've prepared a flavor-packed roasted red pepper hummus, made with harissa. Harissa is a North African condiment made with chili paste, garlic, herbs, and spices. We like the touch of heat that it gives the red pepper hummus. We seasoned the hummus with cumin, coriander, and one of our personal favorites, tahini.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients
This recipe is basically my classic hummus recipe with a few flavorful additions. Here’s what you'll need.
- Chickpeas: the base for hummus recipes. We use canned chickpeas, but you can cook your own from dried chickpeas ( garbanzo beans)
- Roasted Red Peppers: You can use either jarred or homemade. Here's how to make homemade Roasted Red Peppers
- Tahini: Make sure to share the very well before using it in the recipe. Always store your tahini jar upside down.
- Harissa: A spicy and smoky kick from this North African condiment!
- Spices: Coriander, cumin, and sea salt are the perfect flavor enhancements.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Drizzle for a garnish on top
- Lemon Juice: As always, fresh is best!
How to make roasted red pepper hummus
It takes about 5 minutes to make the hummus and that includes opening the can of chickpeas, the jar of roasted red pepper, and shaking the jar of tahini! All ingredients go right into the food processor; blend until the hummus is smooth and creamy.
How to serve the hummus
Serve this creamy, luscious hummus in many different ways.
- Dip it with fresh-cut veggies such as cucumber, celery, zucchini, fennel, carrots, grape tomatoes, or anything that you choose. We think that all veggies are great accompaniments to this hummus.
- Serve it with pita chips or fresh pita bread.
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is great to spread on flatbread or pizza crust top with sauteed onions, tomato slices, and feta cheese before baking
- Substitute for mayo and spread it on a sandwich or a wrap
- Place it in a small bowl and eat it as a healthy snack with apples, veggies, or crackers
How to Store and Freeze Hummus
The Cool & Comfy Fridge Vibe - So, you've got this glorious bowl of hummus, and you're wondering how to keep it fresh and fabulous, right? Pop that creamy goodness into an airtight container and place it in the fridge. You've got about 5 days of prime hummus-eating time, which is more than enough to satisfy your snack cravings. But here's the secret sauce - always grab a clean utensil when you're scooping up your hummus. No double-dipping allowed! That way, your hummus stays fresh and funk-free.
Freeze It Like a Pro - Hummus lovers, listen up - your favorite dip can totally chill in the freezer and still come out tasting amazing. Grab a sealed container, toss your hummus in there, and slide it into your freezer. It can hang out there for up to three months. When you're ready for a hummus fix, let it thaw out, and here's the fun part - give it a good whisk until it's creamy and dreamy once again. It's like magic, but with garbanzo beand and tahini! So, freeze away and enjoy hummus whenever the craving strikes. 🌟
Other Hummus Recipes
- Homemade Hummus
- Roasted Beet Hummus
- Chocolate Hummus
- Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Pizza
- Red Pepper and Harissa Hummus
- Chipotle Hummus and Roasted Vegetable Tacos
- Warm Deconstructed Hummus
- Shawarma Mushroom Hummus Recipe
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Indulge in the ultimate crowd-pleaser with this easy-roasted red pepper hummus that's sure to steal the spotlight at your next gathering.
- 1-15.5 ounce can chickpeas, rinse and drained (reserve a few chickpeas as a garnish, if desired)
- ½ cup tahini
- 1 jar roasted peppers (12.6 ounces or 375 gr)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 -½ tablespoon Harissa, depending on how spicy and hot you like it.
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Open the jar of peppers and drain well.
- To prepare the hummus, combine all the ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Before Serving drizzle extra virgin olive oil and garnish with pistachios, sesame seeds, pinenuts, chopped parsley, or a sprinkle of paprika.
- You can use homemade roasted red peppers if you want to take the time to roast them. Here's how to roast red peppers
- Each brand of harissa has a different level of smokiness and spiciness. Choose your favorite and add it to your hummus to suit your taste.
- For a different flavor profile use a clove of garlic and ¾ teaspoon of smoked paprika instead of the Harissa
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Always use a clean utensil to scoop up the hummus ( don't double dip ;-)) to keep your hummus fresh.
- Hummus freezes very well. Place it in a sealed container and freeze for up to three months. When ready to use, let the hummus thaw and whisk well until creamy.
This post was originally published on June 5th, 2017
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 86
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 221.7 mg
- Fat: 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 3.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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