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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


3 cups

“I didn’t like hummus until I discovered this recipe," writes Heidi Pronk of Hudsonville, Michigan. "The fresh lemon and garlic create a wonderful burst of flavor.”


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • Pita breads, warmed and cut into wedges


  1. In a food processor, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and process until blended. Add beans and red peppers; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in sesame seeds. Serve with pita wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 107 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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