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This easy to make and delicious roasted red pepper hummus recipe can be enjoyed as a dip with bread or vegetables. It’s considered as a healthy snack and is an excellent source of plant-based protein.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Homemade roasted red pepper hummus is the perfect vegan dip to serve along with bread or vegetables. It’s ideal for a brunch, TV night, or when you invite your friends and family over.

Not only is this vegan dip delicious to eat but also a great source of protein. Adding roasted red peppers to homemade hummus makes it sweeter and gives the hummus a beautiful orange color. If you like it spicy, make sure to add cayenne pepper.

If you don’t like roasted red pepper in your hummus, go along with this recipe: Basic Homemade Hummus.

Use Homemade Oven Roasted Peppers

I highly recommend using homemade oven roasted red peppers for this hummus recipe. You only need a few peppers and 30 minutes of your time. Here is the recipe-guide: How to Roast Red Peppers. My suggestion is to use sweet red peppers. Don’t worry if you are running short in time: this hummus recipe also tastes delicious with store-bought roasted red peppers.

homemade roasted red pepper hummus topped with sesame seeds, olive oil, and roasted red peppers

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients

  • Cooked or canned chickpeas: The primary ingredient of homemade hummus.
  • Roasted red peppers: They give your hummus a delicious sweet taste and a bright orange-red color.
  • Aquafaba, the drained water of chickpeas: Use this instead of water to make your hummus extra fluffy.
  • Tahini: Also known as sesame paste – gives your hummus a unique taste.
  • Lemon juice: The sour element for a balanced flavor.
  • Spices such as garlic, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

roasted red pepper hummus recipe in a food processor
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can store the homemade hummus for up to a few days in your fridge.
roasted red pepper hummus recipe in a food processor

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📖 Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This easy to make and delicious roasted red pepper hummus recipe can be enjoyed as a dip with bread or vegetables. It’s considered as a healthy snack and is an excellent source of plant-based protein.
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 264kcal



  • If you want to use homemade roasted red peppers, start with this recipe: How to Roast Red Peppers. Use storebought roasted red peppers if you are short in time.
  • Blend all ingredients in your food processor until you have a smooth hummus. Add more aquafaba or water if you want to have an even smoother hummus.
  • Optional: Top it with olive oil, roasted red peppers, and sesame seeds.


  • Aquafaba is the water in which the chickpeas are stored and makes your hummus extra fluffy. It can also be used as a vegan substitute for egg white. 
  • Using sweet red pepper gives this hummus a delicious sweet taste. 


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1156mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this today as well as the traditional recipe.
    I had an opened jar of roasted red peppers that I have been putting in salads and decided to give it a try. Not disappointed at all. I will stop and get Nam or Pita. These in addition to the raw veggies is very yummy. I have some health issues and going to a raw diet. Nam and pita for hubby. Next will try the beet recipe. I have fresh beets in my garden. Sounds yummy also. Thanks for publishing these recipes.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Maryanne! So glad to hear that you like my hummus recipes! 🥰 Have fun trying the Beetroot version! 🥳

  2. Is there a substitution for tahini? I would love to make this recipe today, but I don’t have tahini or sesame seeds and with social distancing I don’t run to the store for one ingredient, I only shop once a week.

    1. Hi Alicia,
      No, unfortunately, you can’t substitute the Tahini with any other ingredient. The use of tahini is crucial to make a tasty hummus. You could make it without, but I do not recommend it as it would alter the taste too much. Sorry!