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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

“My son taught me how to make hummus, which is a great alternative to calorie-filled dips," says Nancy Watson-Pistole of Shawnee, Kansas. "This recipe is simply delicious. Fresh roasted red bell peppers make it really special.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 large sweet red peppers
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pita bread, warmed and cut into wedges, and reduced-fat wheat snack crackers
  • Additional garbanzo beans or chickpeas, optional


  • 1. Broil red peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a bowl; cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes.
  • 2. Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Place the peppers in a food processor. Add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, oil, garlic and seasonings; cover and process until blended.
  • 3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with pita bread and crackers. Garnish with additional beans if desired. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 113 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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zamboni_chick User ID: 5797332 155166
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"This is wonderful! So much better than store bought. I added a little real maple syrup & 18 year old balsamic vinegar to it & it was perfect!"

GailJay User ID: 644383 110382
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"A real family favorite. I always use smoked Olive oil. Liquid Smoke would work equally well, just go light."

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 158470
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I tried this recipe as printed, except for the coriander as I don't care for it. A few tweaks later and my son and I loved it. I used one red and one yellow pepper, exchanged lime juice for the lemon (or a combination is good) 2 T. tahini, 2 T. olive oil and drizzle in 1 more if needed for processing, and a 1/2 tsp. salt. We eat it with mini tortilla chips."

Izzyabster User ID: 3672352 170697
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Love this hummus! I cannot get the texture perfect but everyone has loved it!"

GlutenFreeBachelor User ID: 7205022 80351
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I made this with Yellow Bell Peppers and halved the recipe. I was in a hurry, and so left out the cumin and coriander. They were in the back of the cabinet, and I was pressed for time. I also seeded and cut the pepper in half before placing it cut side down on a baking sheet instead of leaving it whole, and only broiled it until it was partially blackened, the center top of each half, and then peeled them. I suppose it's only a relative of the original recipe, but it's tasty all the same. It's definitely delicious on a cheddar cheese sandwich."

billieboy57 User ID: 6639952 174266
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"I bought a jar of roasted red peppers, to me it was a lot easier then fussing with roasting fresh. I added tamari, curry and carmalized onions and garlic, it was a huge hit :-)"

wwicks User ID: 1184792 110379
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"I made this for a party, and it was very well received. The recipe makes a large batch. I'll probably only make a half batch in the future."

maddogslayer29 User ID: 6784278 170695
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"We make this at work in our collage kitchen it is excellent and everyone loves it instead of that paste u use we use seasme oil it is excellent love it"

Jewels503 User ID: 6664445 169471
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"I made this for a lunch pitch in and work and it was a big hit! Everyone loved it and was asking me for the recipe. I will definitely make this one again."

stwood64 User ID: 3644447 158468
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"Excellent! Love the flavors. I used bagged garbanzo beans that I soaked and boiled.

My kids love it and will definitely make again, and again..."

becky66 User ID: 1915904 169470
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I have made this recipe a number of times, and it never seems like enough! Great flavor and healthy on top of it - a real winner!"

eghaz User ID: 1751510 137556
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Delicious! Great combination of flavors and a truly Mid-Eastern flair!"

jkgasser User ID: 5059389 101881
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"I can never understand why people don't try the recipe before they decide to change it. Perfect just the way it is! I have changed recipes, but always try them first."

veggie04 User ID: 4258939 155165
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I didn't use the peppers because I didn't have them. Omitted the salt and curry powder. I added 1 tablespoon of chives (because I love them) and about 1-1/2 tsp of water so it wasn't so thick. Added Kalamata olives to top it off when serving, Yummy!"

ShawneeNancy User ID: 1845804 99796
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"I just found this page with my recipe and am thrilled to find other people who love this recipe!  I now serve the hummus with sandwich thins cut into wedges as they are low-fat. Also suggest drizzling olive oil over the top and sprinkling with cayenne pepper - it makes a gorgeous dish served in a white bowl. 

 Thanks for your comments!"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 99282
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Sooo pleased to have hummus success at last with this recipe! I did have to leave out the curry & coriander as I didn't have those. Also reduced the salt by 1/4 tsp, which didn't hurt it a bit. Will make again!"

cdBIRD User ID: 5177236 83406
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"This is the best hummus by, far I have ever made, great flavor. Will be making this recipe again and again. Thank you!!!!!"

jennhumiston User ID: 4506473 83372
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I looked everywhere and couldn't find tahini so I used more olive oil instead. This recipe had a bit too much curry powder in it for me I will probably only due 1/2 teaspoon next time. I also added a little cayenne pepper for a kick."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 101877
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I've made this several times. We think it tastes better the second day."

amberc1980 User ID: 4755400 169469
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Excellent. I had to add some water b/c I don't have a food processor; I just use my blender. Didn't have curry, so substituted some turmeric instead. Turned out great!"

Jeeper User ID: 97475 209447
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009


brendadsnyder User ID: 2934665 170692
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I have made this recipe several times. My family loves it and I also have my co-workers loving it as well. It is a great healthy alternative to the fatty dips."

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