A Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is about the only way I can stand to eat this vegetable. I am not into raw red bell peppers at all, and having them roasted helps break down the strong flavors and fibers of this veggie. As someone who is trying to eat a vegan diet this year, I am moving toward dips and sauces that help me increase my protein and nutrients so I’m not starving all the time.
Here are some of the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipes I’ve found so far to help curb hunger pangs.
How to Make a Basic Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
To get us started on this journey, this is 10 steps to success recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. The star ingredient is the red bell pepper that is roasted in the oven to bring out the sugary tones. This is why a lot of people must like roasted red peppers and how it goes so well in hummus.
Otherwise, the recipe is basic chickpea hummus that you make using canned garbanzo beans aka chickpeas. Why are these beans called peas and beans and what is the difference in the nomenclature?
Valerie Bertinelli Does a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
The Food Network tosses their version of the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus into the ring with this one by Valerie Bertinelli. The recipe starts by using two cans of chickpeas to get that hummus body going. The flavor components come from the roasted red bell peppers.
Why don’t they call these roasted red bell peppers in the recipes? It’s always roasted red peppers as if they remove the “bell” quality from them, which I guess they do! When you roast red bell pepper, you break down the bell shape so it’s practically mushy.
It is a texture that I wouldn’t want to enjoy on its own, but when added to a hummus it works perfectly.
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Everyone likes an easy recipe, and this Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus fits that category well. Using canned ingredients and jarred pre-roasted lets you get this done fast. If I am in a hurry and am starving and on the verge of a hangry episode, well, this is the only way to eat.
I am all on board with easy and fast recipes as I work on this vegan diet. Also, I know that all vegetables are automatically vegan, but is oil? I assume plant-based oils are vegan since they come from vegetables or grains.
But as for meat-based oils like lard, these are not vegan. Tree and nut oils like palm fruits and coconuts are also vegan, even though the practices of harvesting these products are not environmentally or human friendly.
Taste of Home and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus for Kids
Taste of Home makes a great Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe, too. Here the biggest thrill is cooking with kids, and this recipe supports that activity. I am not a child and I don’t even have a teenager at home to eat with me.
So this is not something I care about, but it does mean the recipe will be simple enough for a kid to make, which makes it super simple for adults. Count me in! I love this use of red bell peppers roasted at home.
I didn’t know how to do this before reading this recipe that starts with two sweet red peppers, and I choose bell peppers for this. Do you use another sweet red pepper that could possibly be hot, and would that count for a roasted red pepper? I bet so!
Eating Well Does a Healthier Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Yes, I know that hummus is naturally vegan, but sometimes certain additions can change that status. For example, if you add Parmesan cheese to a hummus, that will make it vegetarian but no longer vegan. Dairy in general is not permitted in the vegan diet.
But tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, chickpeas, and red peppers all qualify for vegan–and that’s all you need to make this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by Eating Well. I like how they don’t add anything extra; you get just the ingredients necessary to make this dish.
When you start adding things willy nilly without any real reason other than for flavor, especially salt-based ingredients, you can challenge your health.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe Using Dried Garbanzo Beans
Now we are getting somewhere! For cost savings, I prefer to start with a dried bean or pea whenever possible for my vegan meals. It saves me money and helps me control the salt, which is bothersome for my health and another reason I am cutting out the meats and dairy products, including cheese.
The biggest issue with using dried beans or peas is that these must be soaked and that is an overnight process. You cannot be starving and want a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe that uses dried beans or peas, in other words; please see previous easy recipes for that alternative.
How Does the Mayo Clinic Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
The next recipe is by the Mayo Clinic, which is a recipe recommended to me by a nutritionist. They suggested this site for healthy recipes and this one for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is actually what started me on this food journey! The recipe suggests storing the hummus you make in the fridge for up to a week.
The Mayo Clinic also calls for using two tablespoons of white sesame seeds, unroasted, in the recipe. This will increase the flavor of the tahini, which is actually exactly that–white sesame seeds ground to a paste. The nutrients in sesame seeds include high protein and dietary fiber, especially when used whole and ground right into the hummus.
Kudos to the Mayo Clinic for coming up with this one.
Show Me Guy Fieri’s Fire Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe
The next recipe is what I want to see! A recipe featuring a few super spicy ingredients that will make my taste buds zing! Guy Fieri is known for making fire-friendly concoctions and this Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus is no exception. The recipe actually includes the word “bell” in the title, too, which makes me come to one conclusion.
Either Fieri has it right and the rest are wrong, or vice versa. The recipe uses chipotle pepper in adobo, paprika, jalapeno, and black pepper. All of these ingredients increase the spice factor and make this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe one of the hottest in this Recipe Roundup.
Making Roasted Red Peppers for This Hummus Recipe
Now we are getting somewhere fast. This recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, again without the bell, is teaching me how to roast these red bell peppers. They start with fresh red bell peppers that are whole, fire roasting them under the broiler of the oven until they turn black with charred skin.
The skin is peeled off and you toss that, by the way, and then chop up the red parts for the hummus. That’s the secret; that’s all you need to do to make your own roasted red bell peppers for these hummus recipes. The recipe also uses a recipe suggestion for homemade tahini, as well as chickpeas cooked from dried beans at home.
Ina Garten Tries Her Luck at Sweet Red Pepper Hummus
While I am not a TV show watcher and never got into the Food Network shows, I do know who Ina Garten is based on the books and magazines in the aisles at the supermarkets. Now that I am vegan, and I care more about what goes into my mouth and belly, I wish I knew more about these stars and what they cook!
Here is a good example where Ina Garten does a Sweet Red Pepper Hummus using canned chickpeas and jarred sesame tahini, as well as pre-roasted red peppers. She tosses everything in a blender and calls it a day!
She also serves the hummus alongside toasted pita triangles and fresh vegetables, which is a great mini-meal suggestion for vegans.
How Do the Mediterraneans Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
First of all, the image of this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is outstanding and really makes me want to dig into this dish. The use of paprika and herbs along with whole pine nuts and olive oil over the surface of the hummus really seals the deal. You can feel your mouth salivating before you even pick up a breadstick or whatever it is you will be using to enjoy this tasty hummus.
The recipe calls for roasting a jalapeno pepper as you roast the red bell peppers. This will give you another one of those spicy recipes that I like to eat when I am super hungry. I feel that the hotter foods will go down slower, and therefore slow down my eating.
I cannot overindulge and overeat this way, which is still a problem even as a vegan. After all, good food is vegan, too, and I love to eat, which is part of the problem!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus With Pantry Ingredients
Getting to the next Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe for this Recipe Roundup, this one is all about getting food fast to the table. You can use either pantry ingredients or freshly made roasted peppers for this, as well as your hummus from the can or using dried garbanzo beans. The finished hummus goes perfectly as a spread suggested by the recipe writer.
Use it on sandwiches in place of mayonnaise, which is not naturally vegan. Pour hummus over a bowl or a salad as a dressing, or dip bread and crackers in hummus for a snack. There are so many ways to enjoy roasted red pepper hummus, which is naturally sweeter than regular hummus thanks to the sweetness of the red peppers.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe by Our Plant Based World
Here is a recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that is all about the vegetable. Our Plant Based World is a website I have been using for vegan recipes for a while now. They have a mean vegan eggplant baba ganoush spread that is perfect for their quick crispy falafels.
The recipe, being a Mediterranean dish by culture, is already ideal to include with those two recipes for a full course spread. If you want to know what their secret is, it appears to be cumin and paprika and the use of canned ingredients. They make their hummus fast, too, which is a trend I can get behind!
Food and Wine Presents Their Version of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
I can already see a difference in one ingredient between the Food and Wine’s version of the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe. They leave out the ground cumin that other recipes for this hummus call for using. Which way do I go?
I love cumin but feel it is more of Latin American spice, whereas hummus is not Latin American like refried beans are. Therefore, I say no to the cumin, too, in homemade hummus. The flavors, again, are going to include paprika, and Food and Wine do smoked paprika, which is also my go-to preference.
The smoky tones ring through in the food, especially when I put it on popcorn!
Make Mine a Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Cayenne pepper is the leading pepper spice here with this recipe for Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Again, I do not see any ground cumin and they do not use smoked or plain paprika for color. The red bell pepper already brings up a ton of red tones, but the cayenne only compliments that.
So, by choosing cayenne, you really are getting more heat than if you had the lesser of the two heat devils, ground paprika. Interesting! I actually feel a vegan Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe challenge where I use a variety of different spices including ground cumin, paprika, and cayenne for each serving of roasted red pepper hummus.
Time to find out what the differences in flavors are all about!
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Gets a Chili Pepper Makeover
Add another heat component to the challenge! In this recipe for Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, the recipe calls for using chopped chipotle pepper in adobe sauce plus cayenne pepper. For starters, this is the second or third recipe using that super intense, flavorful chili pepper. I am all for it!
Now, this will increase the smoky factor a lot more than if you use smoked paprika, I can go ahead and tell you. Otherwise, the hummus recipe keeps it simple with canned and ready-to-use ingredients of garbanzo beans and tahini.
This Savory Vegan’s Recipe for Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
Since I am still on the vegan diet recipe kick, I have to add this one, too! This Savory Vegan has a recipe for Spicy Red Pepper Hummus that is all about the flavors. They use garlic, cumin, cayenne, and red pepper flakes.
These amp up the heat and spice, which makes this a truly spicy hummus. I find that when I am eating spicier foods, I do tend to eat less, as well. This can help with minimizing caloric intake, aka not eating too much!
If you want to watch the amount of food you eat, adding spice will always help.
A Keto Style Smooth Red Pepper Dip
Keto-style food is not necessarily vegan, but it is a healthy option as well for anyone trying to watch what they put in their mouth. The Smooth Red Pepper Keto Dip recipe is about as simple as I have found. You only need seven ingredients plus a blender or food processor.
They do use feta cheese, which I have a great brand locally that is vegan. You can also make vegan feta cheese, or if you are not vegan, this won’t make any difference to you. The recipe uses feta cheese, though, and it’s the only one on this Recipe Roundup that does. Exciting!
The recipe does not use chickpeas or garbanzo beans, which is why it is keto. Those evidently have too many carbs. The recipe uses a red onion with the cheese and red bell peppers to create a dip that is texturally like hummus.
Palouse Brand Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
This recipe for Red Pepper Hummus is a great way to end this Recipe Roundup. The Palouse Brand comes out with this recipe to showcase their own line of chickpeas. You can start with any dried chickpea or garbanzo bean that you want, but finding a local company like Palouse in Washington, for me, is important for sustainable eating.
It just makes sense to eat foods that are grown in local soil with local water and energy, rather than forcing people to work twice as hard to get you foods grown halfway around the world. That’s about veganism, to me, too–the people. After all, we, too, are animals! We have to save ourselves before we can save anyone else.