Creamy, nutty and smoky, this flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a crowd-pleasing dip with a kick. Pair it with crunchy veggies, crackers or toasted pita chips and serve this vegan and gluten-free dip for snack-time or as a party appetizer.
Roasting Red Pepper (skip this step if using a jar of roasted peppers)
I slice a red pepper in half, de-seed and rub it with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Then, I roast it one of the following ways:
OVEN: I place the greased pepper on a lined baking sheet and roast in a pre-heated oven at 400°F, for about 30 minutes, flipping it half way through.
AIR FRYER: Place the pepper in the fryer basket and roast at 400°F for about 22-25 mins, rotating it twice in the middle. Rotating is an important step so the pepper get evenly roasted. The same step can be done using a Mealthy Crisplid.
Cooking Chickpeas (Skip this step if using canned drained chickpeas)
Get the detailed recipe for cooking soaked or unsoaked dried chickpeas using the pressure cooker. Get the Recipe.
Add roasted red pepper, drained chickpeas, garlic, tahini, paprika, lemon juice, EVOO, salt and cayenne to the blender jar and blend till smooth. Check for seasoning and adjust to preference.
Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, paprika and pine nuts. Optionally, you can add chopped parsley as well. Serve with veggies, crackers, pita chips or pita bread.
Tips for Customizing this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:
This dip stays good in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You can even freeze it an air-tight container for up to 1 month.
This red pepper hummus pairs well with crackers, pita chips or pita bread slices. For a low-carb alternative, serve it with veggies that can be used to scoop this dip. Some examples are carrots, cucumbers, celery, radish, endives etc.
If you don't like chickpeas, you can substitute those with Northern white beans.
Note: The nutrition facts below for roasted red pepper hummus are my estimates and do not include any pairing (hummus only). If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.