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Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Killer App: Spicy Red Pepper Hummus

Whenever I pick up hummus from the grocery store, I buy the spicy red pepper varietal rather than the regular kind. But while I've made the regular many times, I've never made red pepper hummus at home. Until recently! With the help of a food processor, it's super easy to assemble. You simply blitz everything and then season to taste.

In this version, there are three kinds of peppers: roasted red peppers, which provide sweetness and color, jalapeño peppers, which add fiery spice, and for a rich smokiness, chipotle peppers in adobo. Don't be afraid to use my recipe as a guide and adjust the heat to your liking. Do serve with homemade pita chips! Get the quick and crowd-pleasing recipe here.

Spicy Red Pepper Hummus

From Katie Sweeney

Red Pepper Hummus Recipe 2011-04-05 12:54:58


  1. 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    2 tablespoons tahini
    Juice of one lemon
    1/2 jalapeño, seeded and roughly chopped
    1 chipotle in adobo
    6 ounces roasted red peppers, roughly chopped
    4 cloves of garlic, peeled
    1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    Homemade pita chips, for serving


  1. In the bowl of a large food processor, combine the first 8 ingredients. Process until a smooth, thick paste forms.
  2. Taste and season with salt and pepper. If too thick, add more tahini or lemon juice.
  3. Process again and enjoy, or place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve with pita chips.

Makes 2 1/2-3 cups.

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