Looking for a healthy snack or vegan appetizer? Make this delicious roasted red pepper hummus recipe! It’s a snack enjoyed frequently by myself AND my toddler (WIN!) Flavorful and full of fiber & protein.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
I first made homemade hummus when my son was about a year and a half old. That chunky baby of mine ate it by the fistful. Now he is 3 (where has the time gone?!?), and a little more civilized, he just eats it by the pretzel-full. Thankfully, hummus has been kept off of his “I’m-too-picky-to-eat-this-now” list.
I’m so not opposed to store-bought hummus, don’t get me wrong, but homemade hummus truly just tastes better and is so customizable to your preferences. Plus, you have total control over the ingredients – like what preservatives and “natural flavors” don’t get added in.
Making your own is also incredibly easy: just throw a bunch of ingredients in a blender, blend until creamy, and done!
I whip up this roasted red pepper hummus opposed to other flavors more frequently because of the added vegetable factor for my son, but also because it’s my favorite flavor of hummus, ever. I’m not even a huge of fan of red peppers – but in hummus? OH MY.
You can spread this hummus on a sandwich to replace mayo, spread it in a lettuce wrap, or dip whatever you desire into it.
My fav things to dip in hummus:
- Pita chips
- Bagel chips
- Mary’s Crackers
And seriously guys, isn’t this hummus just BEAUTIFUL?! I loved photographing it. I didn’t increase the saturation of the hummus at all. Sometimes it doesn’t come out quite as vibrant (depends on the peppers you end up with) but it’s still gorgeous. Definitely worth setting out as an appetizer!
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
This is an easy and delicious roasted red pepper hummus recipe.
- 1 can chickpeas - or 1.5 cups, drain and rinse
- 1/2 lemon - juiced
- 1/2 tablespoon tahini*
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers - chopped
- salt - to taste
Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
*If you'd like to make this roasted red pepper hummus without tahini, you can substitute in sesame oil.