Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Due to a last minute trip last weekend to see my brother before he leaves again for London, we kept our Super Bowl festivities to a minimum.

While a big pot of tortellini soup simmered on the stove top, we sipped Guinness and snacked on hummus. Just the two of us. In our sweatpants. It was quite cozy, actually.

This is our go to hummus — it’s thick and savory and is a perfect condiment for warm pita bread and crunchy carrots. (Thanks, Uncle Steve, for sharing the recipe years ago!)

The game was a good one — if you’re a Packers fan, that is. Nick is not. But he was a good sport.

Note: This make a lot of hummus. We suggest halving it for two. And you will still have plenty of leftovers.

What’s your favorite hummus recipe?

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

(Printable Recipe)


  • 30 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) roasted red peppers (diced, skinned, and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) sun-dried tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, water, lemon juice, and cumin. Process until smooth.
  2. Add garlic, roasted red pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes. Process until pepper and tomatoes are finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve with pita bread and carrots.

(from Uncle Steve)

3 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. I thought this recipe was great. One of my biggest pet-peeves about hummus (besides the fact that almost nobody seems to know how to pronounce it) is that it is too dry, especially processed store-bought stuff. This was moist without being soupy, which is really nice, in particular, when you’re dealing with a flavor like roasted red peppers that I just don’t associate with drier foods. Nice recipe.

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! I love to make hummus and this is definitely the best recipe I’ve found! Love that it has both roasted red peppers and sundried tomatoes… Haven’t found that anywhere else!

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