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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – A delicious homemade recipe that’s half the fat of regular hummus! Plus, it tastes better than any other hummus at the store.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Snacking is the Reason for the Season 

Healthy snacking is always a difficult thing to do when you are craving those convenient yet bad-for-you prepackaged snacks. You can also only eat so many tuna packets, and cottage cheese (for the protein) before you are doomed to revolt!

In effort to keep two fingers clenched tightly on the wagon (with the rest of me dragging behind, no doubt) I’ve tried to come up with some healthy snack options that include protein.

Today we are serving up an inexpensive and fantastic alternative to cottage cheese. 

Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus Benefits 

According to Healthline, there are 8 scientifically proven nutritional benefits of hummus…

  1. Hummus is full of plant-based protein and nutrients.
  2. Its rich ingredients fights inflammation.
  3. The fiber content is high which boosts your digestive health, as well as provides healing nutrients to the gut.
  4. Hummus helps to control your blood sugar levels, because its glycemic index is very low. 
  5. It is full of ingredients that are heart-healthy and can help reduce the risk of heart diseases. 
  6. Hummus can potentially lead to weight loss and promote a healthy body weight. 
  7. Hummus is naturally gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. 
  8. Lastly, it is super simple to add into to your diet!
Hummus Ingredients

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This delicious recipe includes:

  • Garbanzo Beans 
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Roasted Red Peppers from a jar, (or homemade)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Vegetables or Pita Chips 

How To Make Hummus

How to Make This Delicious Hummus

It is very easy to make:

  1. Simply pulse your garbanzo beans, greek yogurt, olive oil, cumin, and garlic in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Whether you are using homemade roasted red peppers or store-bought, make sure they are drained. Then add them to the pulsated mixture along with the salt, ground pepper, and cayenne pepper. Continue to pulse all the ingredients until you get to the desired consistency for your hummus. You can choose to leave it chunky or puree it until very smooth.
  3. This will make about three cups of hummus. I like to serve it with asparagus spears, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.

Grab those fresh-cut veggies and a bowl of this tasty homemade hummus. Give it a try; you’ll be so glad you did!

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

Hummus Dip

Frequently Asked Questions

IS ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS GOOD FOR YOU? 

Yes. This is a healthy snack that will fill you up so you are satisfied longer throughout the day. It also has lots of fiber, protein, vitamins, and good fats.

SHOULD I KEEP IT IN THE FRIDGE?

Yes, this hummus can stay in your refrigerator for up to 14 days. I do not suggest freezing the hummus. 

IS ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS GLUTEN-FREE? 

Yes. Between the garbanzo beans, plain greek yogurt, roasted red peppers and all the seasonings, this recipe is gluten-free and low fat as well! 

WHAT DO YOU EAT WITH RED PEPPER HUMMUS? 

To stay on the healthier side, I would stick with your favorite fresh cut vegetables. For example celery, cucumbers, snap peas, or carrot sticks. However, you could also enjoy this hummus with some pita bread, crackers, or chips of your choice. 

IS THIS HUMMUS VEGAN OR KETO-FRIENDLY? 

Hummus in general is not keto-friendly. Garbanzo/chickpea beans are avoided on a ketogenic diet because they are higher in carbs than other beans. I have found a great recipe that you can use for Keto-Friendly Hummus

Our recipe is also not fully vegan due to the greek yogurt. In order to make it vegan, use a low-fat almond yogurt or cashew yogurt. 

Skinny Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A delicious Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe that's half the fat of regular hummus! A healthy snack that is gluten free, vegan friendly, and pack with protein.
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a food processor add beans, yogurt, olive oil, cumin, and garlic. Pulse until smooth.
  • Add the drained peppers, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, and a dash or two of cayenne pepper. Pulse again until peppers are at the desired consistency.
  • I like to serve this with asparagus spears, cucumbers, celery and carrots. Makes about 3 cups.

Notes

If making roasted red peppers at home, a drained 12-ounce jar equals about 1 extra-large roasted red pepper.
For Chipotle-Lime Hummus, remove the red peppers and one garlic clove, then add 1/8 cup lime juice, one chopped chipotle pepper, and 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 22kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 56mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 199IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Author: Sommer Collier

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13 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus”

  1. Yum!

  2. Are the cans of garbanzo beans for this recipe the small 15.5 oz cans or the larger ones that are roughly 29oz? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  9. Can not WAIT to try this!