Making your own Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is easy, inexpensive, and so much tastier than the store-bought kind! Not to mention it’s gluten-free, protein-packed and great for meal prep!
If you’re looking to whip up a few batches of delicious homemade hummus, don’t forget about our other hummus flavors like lemon garlic hummus, sweet potato hummus and Mexican black bean hummus!
We <3 Homemade Hummus!
Making homemade hummus does not need to be difficult or time-consuming! And, we promise it’s 100% more delicious than the store-bought version. So, if you’re a big fan of store-bought hummus already, we’re about to blow your mind 😀
Plus, with homemade hummus recipes like this one, you can feel great about the ingredients you’re using, and know EXACTLY what all went into making your hummus — you won’t find any of those preservatives or fillers here!
How to Make Hummus
We’ll walk you through how to make this homemade roasted red pepper hummus in a simple 3-step process:
Roast and Prep
Cut your red pepper in half, and place skin-side up on an oiled baking sheet with whole garlic cloves. Roast in the oven at 450° for 15 minutes before flipping and roasting for another 15 minutes.
While your red pepper is roasting, now’s the time to prep the rest of your ingredients that will all go right into your food processor. Gather, and place into your food processor:
- Canned garbanzo beans (drained)
- Lemon juice (we love juicing a fresh lemon for this recipe!)
- Spices: cumin, paprika, sea salt
Food Process / Blend
Place all your ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Then, you’re off to the most delicious roasted red pepper hummus of your life.
This homemade hummus is delicious as a dip for sliced veggies, pita chips, tortilla chips — really anything you can scoop hummus onto 😀
It’s also fantastic as a sandwich spread, dolloped on a grain bowl or salad, or as a savory addition to your breakfast.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy hummus?
Can you Make More than One Batch at Once?
Yes! This is a great recipe to make a double or triple batch. If you have a large enough food processor, simply put everything into the food processor and blend at once, but if you’re working with a smaller food processor, you’ll just need to blend in batches, and mix together at the end.
How to Store Hummus
Store this hummus in an air-tight container in the fridge, and it will keep well for up to 5 days.
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- First, preheat oven to 450ºF and spray the baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
- Then, place the garlic cloves and the red pepper (skin side up) onto the oiled baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes, before flipping sides. Roast for another 15 minutes. At this point, there should be black spots all over the red pepper.
- Remove red peppers and garlic from the oven and set aside to cool.
- Next, place garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and cumin into a rood processor and blend until smooth.
- Finally, add the red pepper and garlic to the food processor and blend until smooth.*
- Serve with vegetables, crackers, or any of your favorite accouterments.
Thank you sooo much! Doubt I’ll ever buy the store brand again. It’s delicuous. I added a splash of sriracha and a drop of cholula. Amazing.
Oooo AMAZING idea to add a little hot sauce 😀
I will never buy store bought hummus again! I just made this for the first time and it’s delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!
That is so great to hear Allie! Thank you for sharing!
Is there a good substitute for Tahini or could I omit it? Thanks!
You can absolutely omit it! You may need a little bit more olive oil or even water to thin it out!
One of my most favorite snack foods ever! This is perfect.
I eat it with a spoon 😀 😀
This was sooo good! The only change I made was that I didn’t roast my own red pepper but bought the store-bought kind. Great recipe!
I bet it was equally as delicious!!!
That looks so delicious! Do you remove the skin from the garbanzo beans before processing them? Just wondering if it makes a difference to how smooth the hummus turns out?
I did not remove the skins! Your food processor should pulverize everything just fine 😀
Delish! I added a squeeze of siracha for a little spice!! Thanks for sharing!
Amazing addition. Love me some spice!
We’ll YUM!! I am such a hummus fan but I have to be kind of careful with it because chickpeas + my tummy aren’t really the best of friends. On the other hand, those edamame chips look riiightt up my alley. Delish!
0o booooo. I heart chick peas. I would be sooooo sad if I couldn’t eat them!
Good lord, Lee, this looks and sounds phenomenal! I really want to make it! Maybe I can “borrow” (haha) my parents’ food processor, they don’t use it anyway. I have a big can of chickpeas waiting in my pantry to be used! How big is the can that you use in this recipe?
Are you still travelling? If so, take care!
ET A FOOD PROCESSORRRRRRRR! The can is 15 oz….I should totally specify that 😉 And yes, I am writing to you from Tel Aviv…we just ate a giant vegan dinner at the most amazing Israeli cafe. #dontwannaleave
This hummus is reason number 10,465 why I need a food processor. Sounds amazing! Also, hooray for local companies. 🙂
Get a damn food processor!!!! Seriously if I could only have 1 kitchen appliance other than an oven it would be a food processor!
This sounds deeelicious, as do those edamame chips!!
They are so crunchy and delish!!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is my all time favorite! It is always the flavor I either make my own of or buy in the store! You can never go wrong 😉
True dat sista! And roasting your own red peppers is so easy!
I’ve never made hummus, but you make it seem so easy! The roasted red pepper is an added bonus! Thanks for sharing!
STOP IT!!!! Homemade hummus is about to change your life!
This looks so.good!! I love making my own chickpeas in the crockpot, but have only stuck to making “original” hummus. I’m excited to give this roasted red pepper a try. I’ve never tried CrunchMaster chips before…I don’t think I’ve seen them at the store? I typically buy the Way Better brand which are pretty good too! Hope you’re having a good trip 😀
Thanks chica! I’ve actually been eating a TON of hummus….all original though, it’s making me this roasted red pepper variation 😀