This creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is easy to make and great for entertaining! For planning purposes, note that the photos in this post depict a double recipe of hummus. Be sure to buy a good quality tahini for the best results.
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Keyword homemade hummus recipe, how to make hummus, roasted red pepper hummus
For a creamy texture, remove and discard the skins from the chickpeas.
Add chickpeas, tahini, roasted red peppers, garlic, salt, and lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl.
With the blender or food processor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream. Blend for about 1 minute longer, until very smooth.
Season the hummus with additional salt and lemon juice, if desired, to taste. If the hummus is quite thick (this will depend on your brand of tahini), you can add a little cool water, a teaspoonful at a time, to thin it. Keep in mind that the hummus will thicken a bit as it chills.
Cover and chill the hummus for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to meld. Spoon into a bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with olive oil and top with additional chopped roasted red peppers and fresh parsley.
Serve with warm pita chips or crudités. You can store the hummus in a tightly-covered container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Prep Trick: Prefer for the garlic in your hummus to have less of a bite? Start the recipe by processing just the garlic clove(s), lemon juice, and salt, and let it this mixture stand for about 10 minutes. Then, add the other ingredients, and proceed with the recipe as written. This will mellow the harshness that raw garlic can sometimes have.
Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or smoked paprika, to taste.
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce, to taste.