Red pepper hummus

July 19, 2012  •  Category:


This red pepper hummus came about when I had roasted a few peppers and did not know what to do with them. I was making a classic hummus, the chickpeas were getting puréed in the food processor and I just threw all my peppers in there, hoping that the resulting concoction would be edible. 

Well, it is really good; my daughter, Alice, who dislikes anything with a hint of spiciness liked it as well. You can use hot or mild red pepper, and as many as you like. I used about one cup for a standard hummus.

INGREDIENTS: 6 servings

  • 3 cups of cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas water
  • 1 cup of roasted and peeled red peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup of tahini (or more, to taste)
  • salt, to taste
  1. Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, red peppers, tahini, water and garlic in the food processor; process for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth; taste it and adjust seasoning. If you find that the mixture is too runny, but the taste is fine, you can add fresh breadcrumbs (just use one or more pieces of American-style sandwich bread) to the mixture and whirl it in the processor. It will give the hummus some body. 
  2. Serve with pita breads or (and) cut-up veggies.

NOTE: A touch of hot Aleppo red pepper powder is not unwelcome if you like a bit of heat. 

Sleepy village road in the mountains of Lebanon.


16 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Rosa says:

    It looks beautiful and scrumptious! A wonderful dip.



  2. Tiffany says:

    I love the flavor of roasted peppers. What a lovely spin on classic hummus. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Velva says:

    I do like a bit of heat and I love Hummus. I think the roasted red pepper adds a really nice flavor, and a pop of color.


  4. leaf says:

    Love roasted red peppers in dips! This looks like it could be pretty addictive when snack-grazing…

  5. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:

    I love roasted red peppers. Beautiful village picture, too. Makes me envious.

  6. Priya says:

    Irresistible hummus..

  7. Kathy says:

    I sometimes add red peppers to my hummus…but not the hot variety! I bet this is delicious with a little heat!

  8. samir says:

    what a great spread of food and what a view..lucky!

  9. Jamie says:

    I find that I am adding roasted red peppers to more and more things; they add such a wonderful smoky sweet flavor. I can only imagine how good this hummus is! I must get back to home making my own again.

  10. Susan says:

    We love heat in our hummus, sometimes I can’t believe how much Tabasco and Cayenne pepper I add. Your roasted red pepper version looks beautiful with it’s smokey red hue and I know it would taste delicious.

  11. Belinda @zomppa says:

    What a bright hummus! Love homemade ones, they are so much better!

  12. Christine @Fresh says:

    This is an intriguing recipe. I love the red hot color, it makes me sweat just looking at it.

  13. says:

    No se me hubiera ocurrido añadirle pimiento rojo a los garbanzos pero en realidad estoy segura de que esta mezcla debe ser una DELÍCIA!!!
    Saludos desde CATALUÑA “-”

  14. Michael says:

    I would like to find recipes on your website. You made it very hard to find anything. The search engine does not find anything. Try it yourself please. Type in muhamarra. Nothing happens. Really frustrating and you did all the trouble making these recipes. Also why not make a dictionary with keywords for instance, red pepper.
    Well good luck. I will look somewhere else. Mike

    • Joumana says:

      @Michael: I am trying to solve this problem; I am recommending that people use google search which is consistently effective. type the recipe name and the blog name and that’s it! sorry this is not something I anticipated, but I am trying to solve it.

  15. Aditi says:

    What a delectable spread…..beautiful table setting the Kibbeh and Hummus are to die for …I love charring red peppers and adding them to my hummus as well nice smoky spicy undertone!

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