Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Summer is in full swing, and that means in North Texas it is HOT, HOT, HOT!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I am loathe to turn on the oven or stand over the stove when the temps are pushing 100F, but that does not mean I eat nothing but cold sandwiches and salads.  Oh no, what it means is instead of a big heavy meal I eat lots of smaller snack sized meals that require a minimum of fuss but pack a lot of flavor.  One of my favorite things to eat lately is hummus.  This creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini (a nutty sesame paste), olive oil, lemon, and spices has become my go-to dip and spread.  By far and away our favorite variation of hummus is the roasted red pepper variety.  You are free to roast your own peppers, but I used the kind in the jar.  It is too hot to do it myself, and I admit that.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Honestly, we have been eating it like it is going out of style, but considering how healthy it is (packed with protein, fiber, and healthy oils) I really can not feel bad about it.  It tastes absolutely evil, but it isn’t!  How fantastic is that??  You can use this as a dip for pita chips, carrots, celery, crackers … really anything you like!  Spreading this in a wrap with some cold chicken, a few slices of cold cucumbers, and some crisp lettuce is also very lovely.  Heck, you can even add a dollop to your hamburger meat to add some extra flavor, tang, and moisture!  Anyway you decide to eat it you will be glad you did!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus    Serves 12

1 – 28 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 roasted red peppers, roughly chopped
3 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish
Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Smoked paprika, for garnish

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Blend until very smooth, between three to five minutes.  Chill for at least one hour, but it is better if left to chill overnight.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

To serve, drizzle a few teaspoons of olive oil and dust with the smoked paprika.  Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Author: Kelly

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  • This has to be one of my favorite snacks! Actually,…. I could make a meal out of it! Looks delicious and wonderful.

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  • Hi Kelly, this looks great. I love hummus with any type of fixin’s. The color of your hummus is kind of extra beautiful too with all of that red pepper (smile). Oh, and my Cauldron Boy is from Texas. He wants to move back…
    p.s. clicked over here from The Leftover Queen. I might have to try that custard-yum!

  • I love hummus and roasted red pepper is to die for. Great photos!

  • Yum! I love hummus – especially the roasted red pepper variety.

  • That first picture is true food porn! Delicious…

  • Hummus is a full meal to me. As you say, in summer, minimum cook time dishes is required. We eat hummus with a mixture of ground meat cooked with chopped onions and pine nuts.
    I recommend also u try to have a hummus pita wrap with lettuce. This is one of my fave dinners.

  • That hummus looks fantastic! I think I will have to make some hummus this week… I haven’t really been in a great mood to cook, but I think I could handle this!

  • When the party starting? Pass me some pita chips.

  • I didn’t know you were a fellow Texan! Howdy!

    And a Texan who likes hummus to boot?? I think we’re the only two people in the state 🙂

  • Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • I don’t usually think of hummus as being very photogenic, but you’ve proven me wrong.

  • Hummus is my favorite summer lunch. The red pepper as to the punch. Thanks for great post.

  • I’d be overdosing on this too if I had it around me. The flavors in it together sound super delish.

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  • My girlfriend keeps asking me to make her hummus. Now I have a great recipe to try out. Thanks!

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  • This looks incredible! I love hummus. Truthfully, I’ve made a batch of hummus and meant to share it with my family, then sat down and ate the whole bowl with some crackers. Embarrassing, but it’s so hard to stop eating!
    Beautiful photos 🙂

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