Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Prepare to elevate your snack game with our Roasted Red Pepper Hummus—an irresistible blend of chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, and zesty seasonings that come together to create a creamy, plant-based dip. This alternative to traditional hummus offers a burst of flavors and vibrant colors, making it a versatile and wholesome addition to your appetizer repertoire. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply craving a delightful snack, join us as we whip up this easy-to-make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that's sure to satisfy taste buds and dietary preferences alike.
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/2 cup roasted red peppers (from a jar or homemade)
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional garnishes: extra olive oil, paprika, chopped fresh parsley
1. Prepare the Chickpeas:
Drain and rinse the chickpeas under cold running water. If desired, you can remove the skins from the chickpeas for a smoother hummus.
2. Blend the Ingredients:
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
Process the mixture until it becomes smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the hummus is too thick, you can add a bit of water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
3. Taste and Adjust:
Taste the hummus and adjust the seasonings to your preference. You can add more lemon juice, salt, or pepper if needed.
Transfer the dairy-free roasted red pepper hummus to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.
Serve your homemade dairy-free roasted red pepper hummus with an assortment of fresh vegetables, gluten-free crackers, or pita bread for dipping.
This roasted red pepper hummus is not only creamy and delicious but also a perfect choice for vegans and those with dairy allergies or sensitivities. It's a flavorful and healthy appetizer that's sure to be a hit at parties or gatherings.