I fell in love with hummus the first time I tried it a few years ago, but I've always made the traditional version until I try a store-bought roasted red pepper hummus and it tastes even better! Unfortunately, the store-bought hummus had white sugar, refined sunflower oil and other nasty ingredients, so I prefer to make this homemade hummus and it tastes even better.
I eat hummus as an appetizer with some crudités (I love carrots!) or with homemade tortilla chips, salad dressing or as a side dish, but my favorite way to enjoy this delicious dish is spreading the hummus over a baked pizza crust and I also add chopped tomatoes, sweet paprika, extra virgin olive oil and some olives, it tastes really awesome!
- I prefer to cook raw chickpeas, but canned chickpeas are okay, although try to avoid nasty ingredients.
- Feel free to use store-bought roasted red peppers if you're too busy.
- Roasted tahini also works and it tastes better, but raw tahini is more nutritious.
- You can see the roasted red peppers and the hummus texture in the food processor in the picture below.
Product I used to make this recipe (affiliate links):
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 julienned red bell pepper
- 2 and ½ cups cooked or canned chickpeas
- 1 clove of garlic, remove the germ to improve your digestion
- The juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon raw tahini
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
- Roast the red pepper on a baking tray for 10 or 15 minutes. Let it cool.
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender until smooth.
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If using canned chic peas, do you drain or use the liquid?
Hi Gina! You should drain the chickpeas 😉
Great recipe! It's both easy and delicious 🙂
Thanks a lot Vibeke! 😀
Mmm, looks great! I've made something like this before using a jar of peppers in oil, but I like the idea of roasting my own, especially since I'm trying to stay away from oil these days. Thanks for the idea!
Hi Wendy! You should try this recipe, it's so delicious! I hope you like it 🙂