Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food coloring – just all-natural ingredients.
The first step for making this easy roasted red pepper hummus is to broil red bell peppers. That will give the hummus a really special flavor. You can also use jarred roasted peppers if you already have them at home.
Roast the peppers in the oven for 15 minutes. Halfway through, roll the peppers to roast well on both sides. When the peppers are done, leave them to cool for a few minutes before cleaning them.
Chop off the stem, and peel the skin of the roasted bell peppers. Toss them in a blender with chickpeas, garlic, almond butter, olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, cayenne and cumin. Season with some sea salt and pepper to taste. Blend it up until it’s nice and smooth.
Pour it into an airtight container. Add some red pepper on the top of your roasted red pepper hummus, and store it in a fridge to firm up.
Now you know the secret to the best red pepper hummus recipe. If you are wondering what to eat with, there are plenty of great options. Enjoy it with toasted wheat pita bread, fresh vegetables, and even in sandwiches, wraps, and quesadillas.
You will fall in love with my hummus recipes, and I believe you will never eat store-bought ones again. It is easy and quick to prepare, you can get all the ingredients easily, and the hummus will always be fresh.
Enjoy this with toasted wheat pita bread, fresh vegetables and even in sandwiches, wraps and quesadillas…
Ingredients for about 2 cups:
- 1.5 can (22.5oz) chickpeas (drained)
- 2 red bell peppers
- 5 tablespoon almond butter
- 5 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes (garnish)
Set oven to broil.
Place red bell peppers on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn the bell peppers over after 7 minutes so they are roasted on the other side.
Allow the bell pepper to cool down slightly. Chop the stem off the bell pepper and peel/remove the skin.
In a Vitamix 5200 blender or high-powered blender, toss in the above ingredients. Blend on hi-speed until you are left with a creamy, smooth consistency. Season with sea salt & pepper to taste.
Store the hummus in an airtight container and garnish with red pepper flakes. Place in the refrigerator to chill and thicken.
Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings (about 1/4 cup per serving):
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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
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May 05 2023
What temp do you roast the peppers?
Broil temp is a setting on the oven, it’s usually between 500-550f. If you have a gas stove, you can also place the bell peppers directly on the fire and let them char all over, then peel.