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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

After years of buying hummus, we finally realised how easy it is to make and how much better you can make it for a fraction of what it costs in a grocery store. Simply by changing out the red peppers in this recipe and adding more garlic you can make a garlic based hummus. We generally don't even add the tahini paste and it still comes out great. 


3/4 cup roasted red peppers (roast your own, but easier and almost as cheap, buy a jar of pre-roasted red peppers) The oil they are packed in also adds extra flavor. 

2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup tahini paste

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp crush or minced garlic (more if desired) 

3/4 tsp paprika

pinch of salt

pinch of cayenne pepper (more if desired)

1 - Drain and rinse thoroughly canned chickpeas

2 - Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor

2 - Pules the ingredients for 60 seconds making sure all ingredients are getting combined. 

3 - Now process until mixture becomes smooth. If mixture is too thick, simply add warm water a tbsp at a time until desired thickness is met. 

4 - Season to taste

5 - Pour into serving dish and refrigerate. 

Serve with pita bread, veggies, crackers or anything else your heart desires. Enjoy!