Welcome to my flavorful world of roasted red pepper hummus. As an Israeli chef, I have always been passionate about using fresh and wholesome ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes. Today, I am excited to share with you my take on the classic hummus recipe, with a twist – this one is tahini-free!
This roasted red pepper hummus recipe takes only minutes to prepare in your food processor, but the savory flavors and creamy textures will leave you feeling indulged and satisfied. It’s easy to make, deliciously healthy and also vegan, making it a perfect option for any snack or party dip.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – how can hummus be hummus without tahini? Trust me on this one, I’ve personally tested different variations of this recipe and still found it as creamy and irresistible as the classic.
So let’s put our preconceptions aside and embrace a new way of making hummus, while still indulging in its rich flavor without any compromises. Are you ready to taste the best roasted red pepper hummus you’ve ever had? Let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re a fan of hummus, but you’ve been looking for something new to spice up your snack game, then this roasted red pepper hummus recipe is perfect for you! What I love about this recipe is that it’s tahini-free, which means it’s a healthier alternative to traditional hummus.
But don’t be fooled, just because there’s no tahini doesn’t mean that this hummus lacks flavor. In fact, the roasted red peppers add a delicious twist to the typical chickpea base. The combination of garlic, cumin, chili powder, and lemon juice creates a burst of flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.
I also love the simplicity of this recipe. It only takes a few minutes to prepare everything, and it can be made with ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Plus, the recipe is customizable, so you can adjust the spices to suit your taste or try different variations.
This roasted red pepper hummus recipe is not only delicious but also a healthier option compared to traditional hummus. With no added oils or tahini, the calorie count is significantly lower without sacrificing any of the taste. So whether you’re looking for a tasty dip for veggies or crackers or something new to add to your sandwiches or wraps, this roasted red pepper hummus is sure to satisfy your cravings.
- 2 (15 oz) cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 2 roasted red peppers (use 1 ½ peppers for the hummus, save the remaining half for garnish)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp chili powder
This recipe uses ‘tahini-free’ ingredients in place of tahini paste, which makes it perfect for people with nut allergies or those who are simply not fond of tahini flavor. The combination of canned chickpeas, roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice come together to create a smooth, creamy consistency that is perfect for dipping veggies or pita chips.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s get started on making this delicious Tahini-Free Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. This recipe is so easy and fuss-free that you’ll be done in no time!
Step 1: Roasting the Red Peppers
- Preheat your oven to 450°F.
- Cut the 2 red bell peppers into quarters and remove the seeds.
- Place the pepper pieces on a baking sheet with the skin side up.
- Roast for about 20 minutes or until you see charred spots on the skin of the peppers.
Step 2: Preparing the Hummus Base
- In a food processor, combine 2 cans of drained and rinsed chickpeas, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.
- Pulse until smooth.
Step 3: Making Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Add the roasted red peppers to the chickpea mixture.
- Process until smooth while slowly adding 1/4 cup of olive oil to create a creamy texture.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in your fridge for up to one week.
- Serve with your favorite chips or veggies for an amazing snack or appetizer!
Making hummus at home has never been easier with this tahini-free recipe. With its rich flavor, flawless consistency, and spicy kick, this homemade roasted red pepper hummus will be the highlight of any party. Try it out for yourself!
Substitutions and Variations
As a versatile and customizable recipe, roasted red pepper hummus can be adapted to fit your personal taste preferences and dietary needs. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:
– Instead of tahini: Tahini is commonly used in hummus recipes, but if you don’t have it or want to skip it, you can use other nut or seed butters. For example, peanut butter or cashew butter can add a creamy and slightly sweet taste to the hummus. You can also omit the tahini altogether and rely on other flavorful ingredients such as lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.
– Spicy roasted red pepper hummus: If you like your hummus with a kick, add some chili powder or red pepper flakes when blending the ingredients. You can also use spicy roasted red peppers instead of regular ones.
– Garlic-free hummus: While garlic adds a great flavor to hummus, some people prefer to avoid it due to personal taste or digestive issues. You can omit the garlic cloves and replace them with extra lemon juice or another acidic ingredient such as apple cider vinegar.
– Roasted garlic hummus: On the other hand, if you’re a garlic lover, you can swap the raw garlic cloves for roasted garlic. Simply wrap a whole bulb of garlic in foil and bake it in the oven until soft and fragrant. The roasted garlic will add a mellow and sweet flavor to the hummus.
– Different beans: While chickpeas are traditionally used in hummus, you can experiment with other types of beans for a twist on the classic. White beans, black beans, or edamame can all work well in hummus recipes.
– Varying amounts of olive oil: Depending on your preference for texture and richness, you can adjust the amount of olive oil added to the recipe. Using less oil will result in a thicker and denser hummus, while adding more will make it smoother and creamier.
By trying out different substitutions and variations, you can make this roasted red pepper hummus recipe truly your own.
Serving and Pairing
Delight your taste buds with the versatile roasted red pepper hummus that can be served with an array of edibles. This luscious dip is perfect for any get-together or just a snack to munch on. You can enjoy this dip in more ways than one, hence its popularity is no surprise.
Serve your hummus as a dip with vegetable crudite like cucumber, carrot, and celery sticks or sliced bell peppers. Also, try it with pita bread or tortilla chips. Spread it on your toast with avocado and egg for breakfast, or mix it with some cooked chickpeas and kale for a quick and nourishing salad.
The hummus can also be used as a great condiment for sandwiches and burgers. I like to smear my hummus on a wrap filled with roasted vegetables and grilled tofu. It adds extra flavor and texture to the sandwich.
This hummus pairs well with mild drinks like sparkling water or fruity cocktails like a strawberry margarita. You can also indulge in spicy food like roasted jalapeños, chili con carne, or sizzling fajitas with this hummus by your side.
To sum up, this spicy roasted red pepper hummus is sure to impress anyone who takes a bite of it. It’s vegan-friendly, oil-free, and tahini-free that can be served in so many delicious ways. So next time you’re hosting an event, party or just looking for something to snack on – make this easy homemade hummus!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve mastered the art of making this savory roasted red pepper hummus, it’s time to think about the best way to store and serve it. Thankfully, storing and reheating this hummus is a breeze.
This hummus can easily be made ahead of time, which is great for busy weeknights or for hosting get-togethers with friends and family. After the hummus has been prepared, simply transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. The flavors will continue to meld together over time, making it even more delicious.
When you’re ready to serve the hummus, simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. It’s important to note that if the hummus has thickened during storage, you can add a splash of water or olive oil to loosen it up and bring it back to its original consistency.
If you want to enjoy this hummus as a dip at a party or gathering, consider serving it alongside some pita bread, fresh vegetable slices or crackers. It also works well as a spread on sandwiches or wraps.
In addition, this hummus makes for a great meal prep option. You can divide the hummus into small containers and take them with you for work lunches or midday snacks!
This homemade hummus also reheats well, making it an excellent option for meal prepping. Simply reheat it in the oven at 350°F until warmed through or microwave for a few seconds until heated, being sure not to overheat as this can affect the texture of the hummus.
Overall, this roasted red pepper hummus can be enjoyed fresh or make-ahead and stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator making meal prep easier than ever before.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients to make this delicious and easy roasted red pepper hummus, it’s time for the tips that will help make it perfect. With this tahini-free recipe, there are ways to ensure that you get the creaminess and distinct flavor that you want. So, here are some great tips and tricks to take your hummus game to the next level.
Firstly, make sure that you are using the best roasted red peppers. It’s important to use red bell peppers that have been roasted well, as this will add an incomparable smoky flavor to the hummus. You can either buy pre-roasted red peppers or roast them yourself. However, if you decide to roast them yourself, be sure to do it properly by charring them on all sides before removing the skins.
Secondly, don’t skip on the garlic and cumin. These two ingredients are what will give your hummus its amazing flavor. Be sure to use fresh garlic and cumin for optimal taste. You can even add in a bit of chili powder or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
Thirdly, the texture of your hummus depends on how long you blend it in your food processor or blender. For creamy and smooth hummus, blend it for at least two minutes straight, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the container.
Fourthly, if you want a less oily hummus, add less olive oil than what is called for in the recipe. You can also add a bit of water instead of olive oil. However, keep in mind that olive oil adds a distinct flavor that complements the other ingredients well.
Finally, refrigerate your homemade hummus for at least 30 minutes before serving to give it time to settle and develop its flavors. Alternatively, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days.
Following these tips will help ensure that your tahini-free roasted red pepper hummus is perfectly blended and full of flavor with just the right amount of creaminess. Enjoy!
Now that we’re almost done with this Red Pepper Hummus recipe, I want to address some of the most common questions that you might have about it. Before we dive into serving suggestions and storing recommendations, let’s clarify some points that may arise while you prepare your hummus tahini-free. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this easy roasted red pepper hummus recipe.
What can I use to make hummus instead of tahini?
When it comes to substituting tahini, cashew butter is a great option to consider as it ranks on top amongst other nut butters. However, almond butter is a loveable substitute too, so you can consider it as a secondary option. Sunflower seed butter is also another choice to keep in mind. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have any nut butters, sesame oil can be a helpful ingredient to add. Another alternative is Greek yogurt, which can replicate the thickness and tanginess of tahini. But of course, nothing beats the genuine taste of homemade tahini, which can be easily made with a few ingredients.
Does hummus have to contain tahini?
When it comes to making hummus, tahini is an essential component alongside chickpeas and olive oil. The addition of tahini not only contributes to the dip’s creamy texture, but also provides a plethora of essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy and flavorful snack.
What can I use instead of tahini in hummus reddit?
I have come across suggestions to swap tahini with peanut butter when making hummus.
What is roasted red pepper hummus made of?
Making roasted red pepper hummus at home is a piece of cake with only a handful of staple ingredients required. You just need to gather chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and various spices. This savory dip is indulgently smooth, a bit smoky, and bursting with satisfying flavors.
In conclusion, this roasted red pepper hummus recipe is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy a delicious and healthy snack. It is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients that can be easily found in your pantry. By using roasted red peppers instead of tahini, you’ll create a unique flavor that will be sure to impress your guests.
Whether you decide to pair it with pita bread or use it as a dip for vegetables, this hummus will surely delight your taste buds. Don’t forget that you can also customize the recipe according to your preferences and add some extra spices or toppings for an extra kick.
Not only is this recipe oil-free and vegan, but it also offers a healthier alternative to traditional hummus recipes loaded with tahini. By choosing to omit tahini from the recipe, you’re saving on calories while still enjoying all the flavors and nutrients of the other ingredients.
So if you’re looking for a versatile, healthy and delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, look no further than this roasted red pepper hummus recipe. Give it a try today and see for yourself why it’s an Ehud’s kitchen favorite!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Tahini-Free) Recipe
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1 -2 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup roasted red pepper (I use Priano from Aldi, in water not oil)
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin (or more to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
- Drain both cans of chick peas, reserving the liquid from one of the cans.
- Add both cans of beans to food processor along with 1-2 cloves of peeled garlic (no need to chop, the food processor will take care of that!), about half a jar of roasted red peppers in water (also add a bit of the liquid if you'd like to boost the pepper flavor), juice from 1/2 lemon, cumin, chili powder, and some salt.
- Drizzle in olive oil (I usually use do one turn of the food processor, approximately 1 TBSP).
- Blend for about 30 seconds. Add some of the chickpea liquid if needed to get the right consistency.
- Continue to blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides and adding more liquid as needed.
- Enjoy with your favorite veggies or pita chips. My favorites are carrots, cucumber slices, sugar snap peas, and red bell peppers!