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Red Pepper Garlic Hummus Recipe

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Ahhh! Hummus. One of the 7 Wonders of the food world. Hummus goes with pretty much everything (broccoli and other veggies, crackers, olives, etc), is healthy, and it's really easy to make your own at home. One thing I absolutely love about hummus is that you can make it any flavor/type you want!

Red Pepper Garlic Hummus Recipe

Today, I made Red Pepper Garlic Hummus Recipe. Even though it has pepper in it, it's actually a very mild hummus and has just a small kick of heat to it.

Red Pepper Garlic Hummus Recipe

You can make this spicier, too!


1 cup cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/2 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves
juice from 1 lemon
6 tablespoons water (you may need more)
few sprinkles of salt
red crushed pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
olives (for garnish, optional)


You can use canned chickpeas for this recipe if you're in a hurry. I used garbanzo beans. Soak them overnight in 3 cups of cold water. Drain, then add the soaked garbanzo beans to 3 cups of water and heat until boiling. Boil for 2 minutes, then lower to a simmer. Partially cover the pan, and let cook for about an hour and a half. Yours may not take as long, or may take longer. Stir occasionally and check to see if they are soft. If the water evaporates and they're still not soft, add a cup of hot water and continue to simmer. Foam may build up on top of the water. Remove it with a spatula or spoon.


Combine chickpeas/garbanzo beans, tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, salt and peppers, and water in a food processor (or blender). Pulse until smooth. You may need to add a little more water, depending on the consistency you prefer your hummus to be.

Spoon the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with more cayenne pepper, if you'd like. Top with olives (I prefer green but black work just as well). Serve chilled, with veggies and crackers.

Have you tried this Red Pepper Garlic Hummus Recipe yet? What'd you think?

Red Pepper Garlic Hummus

This amazing hummus is perfect for crackers or your favorite veggies!

  • 1 C. Cooked Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans
  • 1/2 C. Tahini
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 6 Tbsp. Water (approximate amount)
  • Salt (a few sprinkles)
  • Red Crushed Pepper to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste (optional)
  • Olives (for garnish, optional)

Combine chickpeas/garbanzo beans, tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, salt and peppers, and water in a food processor (or blender).

Pulse until smooth, adding a little water if needed for the consistency you desire.

Spoon the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with more cayenne pepper, to flavor.

Top with black or green olives.

Serve chilled, with veggies and crackers and Enjoy!

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    1. I love jalapenos! The ones we got from the market this weekend weren’t hot and we were pissed lol.

  1. Hummus is the bomb. It may be that i grew up on it since we had a greek resturant or it could be that i just love pita and all things that go with it but reguardless i have had so many types of hummus and i think i have only disliked a couple. Garlic is also my fav spice/ingredient so this one sounds good.

  2. My sister makes hummus for us and that is when I eat it. That is the ONLY time I eat it. Other than that, I am not eating it. I don’t know why. Actually, I saw some recipes recently that used ingredients besides chickpeas and they looked pretty tantalizing.

  3. Seriously cannot eat beans… I cannot do it…not even one. I can remember picking out the lima beans out of vegetarian vegetable soup… cannot do hummus either… UG! I am so alone in this cannot do hummus thing!

  4. thanks for this! i LOOOOVE hummus and realllly want to try making it but am always leary of just trying random recipes. knowing you have made it and like it helps!!:)

  5. I am not a fan of tahini, just can’t do the smell of it! I can buy store bought hummus and eat it but… I make my own. I use canned ceci (that’s the italian word for garbanzo beas/chick peas, just what I know them as) because I tend to forget to soak my beans. When I remember I use dried. I add cumin, olive oil, lemon juice and whatever I want to flavor it with, along with enough water to thin it out a little in the food processor. I usually use black olives (drained) and raw garlic with a sprinkle of cayenne as my flavoring. I’ve used homemade roasted red peppers, carmlized onions, roasted garlic. My girls (ages 5 and 2) love it! The 5 yo takes it to school in small containers with veggies or crackers for lunch. The 2 yo will eat a container of hummus with a spoon if I let her. The hubby takes it to work and eats it for a snack when he gets hungry between meals. A few minutes ago, I spread a thick layer on whole wheat tortillas and rolled them up for the girls as a mid day snack. They inhale it. We put it on veggies, meats, sandwiches, chunks of cheese, whatever really. Normally I eat it with cucumber or bell pepper chunks as lunch with tea.

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