Saturday, March 23, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is an easy to prepare dish originating from the Middle East. It is served as a common part of everyday meals as both a dip for vegetables or as a spread with pita bread. The ingredients used in this dish are very common, and the preparation of this dish is something that be be done in just a couple of minutes. The ease and speed of this dish makes it ideal for when unexpected guests drop by.

Some people like their hummus smooth, others like it chunky. I like mine somewhere in the middle. To help control the consistency of the hummus, I process it using 1-2 second pulses, checking often to prevent making it too smooth. Once the garbanzo beans (also referred to as chickpeas) are the consistency I am looking for, I add the red peppers and pulse a couple more times so that I can leave the peppers a little chunkier. If you prefer them smoother, just toss them in when you add everything else to the food processor.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

3 cloves garlic
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (reserve liquid)
1/3 cup tahini paste
1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
Juice of two lemons
2 oz roasted red peppers
Olive oil, for serving

Place garlic cloves in food processor. Pulse 2-3 times. Add drained garbanzo beans, tahini, salt, and lemon juice.

Process until desired consistency, scraping down sides often. If mixture is too thick, add reserved bean liquid one tablespoon at a time to thin out.

Add red peppers to food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to chop and incorporate peppers. Transfer to serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil prior to serving. Serve with pita chips or vegetables.


  1. Stopping by from the Saturday Spotlight, I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds delicious. I love chick peas and I have some peppers I have just roasted for freezing for later. This would be perfect to use them in.

  3. that looks yummy! I love hummus! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

  4. I've never tried hummus before, but your recipe makes it look easy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations! Happy Easter :)


  5. Hi John,
    I will just love this dish, Roasted Red Peppers are my favorite, yum! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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