Daniel and I eat a lot of snacks. Neither of us can eat large-portions in one sitting, so we both snack throughout the day in between meals. One of our favorite things to have on hand is homemade hummus. It’s the perfect healthy snack to dip veggies and crackers in and is especially yummy with fresh slices of warm pita bread!
When we started eating hummus we got the store-bought kind for around $3 a container, but I eventually determined to get around the price by making my own. And of course…homemade also tastes better. I try not to give in to my tendency to make EVERYTHING homemade too often. But this is super simple to make and has only a handful of ingredients.
The first time I made this, it was the first time I roasted a red pepper. I’d been wanting to try it, as many recipes call for it, and after making this hummus, I discovered how delicious it is! Roasting the pepper gives it a nice, rich flavor as well as to any dish that you add it to.
With the addition of the roasted pepper, this hummus is amazing! I also love the simple but beautiful Mediterranean combination of olive oil, garlic, and lemon. Daniel and I especially love lemon so I’ll sometimes add extra for that wonderful citrusy bite. If you’re fond of it too, feel free to add more than the recipe calls for!
This Roasted Red Pepper hummus is easy, simple, and absolutely delicious! If you love hummus, give this recipe a try…it’s sure to become a new staple!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 (16 oz.) can chickpeas
1/4 c. regular or extra-virgin olive oil
Half a red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of half a lemon
salt & pepper, to taste
- Heat the broiler on high and roast the red pepper until soft and a bit charred, about 7-10 minutes on each side.
- Slice the pepper and combine with all the other ingredients. Puree until smooth using a food processor or immersion blender.
- Chill and serve with your favorite veggies, crackers, or pita bread.