Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Everyone ready for a new recipe? I know I am!

This time I have a hummus recipe for you all. I’m a huge hummus fan, personally, and use it for more than just a dip for pita chips. For example, sandwiches. If you add hummus to a sandwich, it gives an extra layer of creaminess and turns the flavor way up.

I’ve made plain hummus in the past, but wanted to spice it up a bit. I chose red bell pepper, and roasted it to bring out the flavor some more. SO YUMMY!

This hummus is made using a food processor, but I’ve made it in a blender before with no problems.

Aright, let’s start!


  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15 oz)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic, 3 if smaller cloves
  • 5 tbsp. tahini
  • 1-2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 5-7 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika


  • Start by roasting your pepper until it’s mostly charred, all around.
Roasting the Pepper
  • Let pepper cool and set aside.
  • Add the garbanzo beans and garlic to the food processor and blend until combined.
  • The pepper should be cooled a bit by now, so slice the pepper, and take out the seeds.
  • Add the pepper to the food processor along with the tahini and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice. Blend until combined.
  • Next, you need to add the olive oil. With the food processor on, slowly add the olive oil, 1 tbsp. at a time until smooth and creamy.
  • Season with salt, and blend.
  • Add more salt and/or lemon juice if needed to be seasoned to your liking.
  • Once it’s seasoned, transfer it to a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There we have it! An easy hummus recipe that tastes great!

If you make this, please let me know! If you post it to Instagram, tag me at @thecookingcactus or use #thecookingcactus so I can see!

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