Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

by Valerie on September 14, 2008 · 5 comments

I recently discovered Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy, which describes itself as a “blog about food, with a little life thrown in.” I love how the author talks about food and adds vignettes on her life and family. She has the right balance which, as someone who writes a blog about city life with lots of food thrown in, I can tell you is a hard thing to do.

Susan, aka Ms. Stickgooeycreamychewy is just coming up on the one-year anniversary of her blog, and is throwing a virtual party. So this entry is my participation in the party, which requires submision of one’s favorite party food or drink. I couldn’t wait until Wednesday to post it, because the deadline for submission is tomorrow night. So you get a bonus recipe this week.

You might remember my WCW Hummus post. It’s one of my favorite foods, but for parties, I tend to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It’s just a little lighter than the basic hummus recipe I like, and I find that people tend to like it more.

So here it is:

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (inspired from A Mighty Appetite)
Makes 2 cups

1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3 tablespoons tahini paste

1 clove garlic
Juice of 2 lemons (approximately 1/2 cup)
Two roasted red peppers, chopped
Salt to taste

In a food processor, add chickpeas, tahini paste and garlic. Puree for a minute and add lemon juice gradually, Taste for flavor. Add the roasted red peppers gradually and keep tasting. Stop motor and with a rubber spatula, scrape sides of bowl to ensure mixture will be completely integrated. Puree until you arrive at desired texture. Add salt and taste.

Serve at room temperature in a shallow bowl. Drizzle with olive oil.

Note; In June 2009 I switched to eating gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and nearly vegan, so this recipe predates the switch.  However, this recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan, so I still make it often. 

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1 StickyGooeyCreamyChewy September 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm

What a great dish! I love hummus and yours looks delicious! Well done!


2 Brandee March 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Hi, i just found your site and love roasted red pepper hummus! I am clueless though what you use for roasted red pepper. is this something you do by getting a red pepper and oven roasting it first or do you buy it in a can? Sorry for the silly question, but this is my favorite flavor and have always wanted to make it! :) Thanks, Amanda


3 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

@Brandee – thank you so much for your comment. You can roast your own red pepper (see here for a quick recipe: ) or you can buy roasted red peppers at the grocery store. Whole Foods has a store brand (which I believe is organic) which tastes delicious, but mainstream grocery stores carry them as well. Two brands are Cento and Roland. You would probably find them near the olives and such. When I buy roasted red peppers, I buy those packed in water, but I think they sometimes come oil-packed as well.


4 coffee addict March 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Oops! The above post was from me, Amanda, not my friend Brandee. I forgot to log her out of my computer. Thanks


5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

@Amanda – no problem! I just answered your question above. Let me know if there are any other questions I can answer. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.


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