Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Hummus


Eggless Game Day Snacks Gluten Free Gut Healthy High Altitude No Seed Oils Snack Recipes Vegan | Published October 6, 2023 by Mimi Council

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With only 6 ingredients you can make this homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This delicious hummus is a perfect snack with veggies and pretzels or as a topping for toast and sandwiches!

If you love making homemade hummus as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Lemon Tahini Hummus, Avocado Bone Broth Hummus, or my Pistachio Pesto Hummus.

roasted red pepper hummus
roasted red pepper hummus

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Many Uses: You will love this simple recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Hummus! I love making this simple hummus as it’s a delicious dip for veggies, pretzels, crackers, and chips. I also love adding this hummus to toast and sandwiches. You can really use it anywhere you like.

Homemade: I prefer to make my own hummus as opposed to buying it in the store as that way I can control the ingredients and flavor. Hummus is incredibly easy to make, and many store-bought options have additional canola oil or sunflower oil, when I really don’t think it’s necessary!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: At home I can make my own hummus with solely organic extra virgin olive oil. I really prefer to save those less healthy seed oils for things that really matter – like a delicious cake or treat. With hummus, I want all the flavor of extra virgin olive oil, and in candy or cake that neutral flavor of canola or sunflower oil makes so much more sense to me!

roasted red pepper hummus

Ingredients

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Chickpeas

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Organic Red Pepper

Organic Purple Garlic (or regular garlic is fine!)

Food to Live Organic Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds

Tools Needed

Food Processor

roasted red pepper hummus

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

I start by roasting the red pepper and garlic. I actually like to char the red pepper first and I just do this on my gas stovetop. If you don’t have a gas stovetop, you can also do this with a kitchen torch! Charring the red pepper gives it extra flavor, but you can also skip this step and it will still be delicious!

Step 2

I roast the charred red pepper and garlic bulb together. I had some small garlic bulbs from the famers market that only had about 4 to 5 cloves on it, so I just roasted the whole bulb. If you have a larger bulb you can separate out the garlic cloves too. I used purple garlic here as that’s what I had from the farmers market, but traditional garlic will also work!

Step 3

After roasting the garlic and red pepper, all you have to do is blend it up in a food processor with chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper. This Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Hummus has a beautiful red tint to it, thanks to the red pepper!

roasted red pepper hummus

FAQ's

How do I store homemade hummus?

Homemade hummus should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

What ca I serve with hummus?

Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack! I love eating hummus with fresh veggies like peppers, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, or any other veggies you like. You can also serve it with crackers, pretzels, or chips. I also really love hummus on toast and on sandwiches. This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus would be delicious on a turkey, ham, or even salami sandwich with lots of veggies. Or try adding hummus on your toast for a delicious mid morning snack!

What if I don't have purple garlic?

You can easily use traditional white garlic if you do not have purple garlic. I used purple garlic in this recipe as I had a bunch on hand. Purple garlic does have a slightly sweeter and more mild flavor than white garlic. So, if you’re using white garlic you could also use a little less. But, if you like a very garlic flavor, you can also increase the purple garlic.

Can I use another color bell pepper?

Sure, you can use any color pepper you like! Red peppers are the sweetest bell pepper though, it’s one of the reasons I really love them. They also have the most nutrients! This is because they have stayed on the vine the longest. Did you know that bell peppers are harvested first when they are green. Then, they turn to yellow, and yellow is harvested. Then, they turn orange and last they turn red. So, red bell peppers have the most nutrients as they have spent the most amount of time on the vine. So, while you can make this recipe with any color bell pepper – it may not taste the same. I would opt for orange or yellow if you can’t find red. The green bell pepper will not yield as sweet of a flavor.

roasted red pepper hummus

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roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Hummus

Mimi Council
This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus only requires 6 ingredients! This delicious hummus can be served as a snack, a toast topping, or to enhance your sandwich or wrap!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Makes 30 ounces
Calories 64 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Char the red pepper on your gas stove or using a kitchen torch (optional).
  • Add the whole bell pepper and garlic to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the pepper skin looks wrinkly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • If the red pepper skin is very black, you can remove this charred bit (I only had a few black marks, so I left mine on!). Cut the bell pepper into about 2-inch pieces, removing the stem and seeds. Open the garlic cloves and remove the skin.
  • In a food processor, add the red pepper pieces, garlic cloves, chickpeas, and olive oil. Blend on high until the peppers are completely combined. Add the salt and pepper and continue to blend until combined. (Add more salt and pepper to taste if you prefer).
  • To serve: Transfer the hummus to a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and top with pumpkin seeds. Serve with veggies and pretzels!
  • Store extra hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 80mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 132IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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