Roasted Red Pepper & Paprika Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper & Paprika Hummus


Smooth and smokey, this Roasted Red Pepper and Paprika Hummus is not a recipe you are going to want to miss. Great for dipping anything from chips to raw vegetables to whatever else you can think of. Everyone should have this dip in their go to recipe arsenal. Great for bringing to parties or just an afternoon snack!

If there is one item my fridge is never without it would definitely be hummus. It’s right up there with milk and eggs as a staple of my kitchen. My husband and I can demolish a whole container in a single night. Most nights it’s easier to make my own hummus than grab any from the store. I always have all of the ingredients on hand and it whips up in no time at all. The addition of roasted red peppers keeps it interesting and is way better than the store bought version.  


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus garnished with sesame seeds, parsley, and lemon.


The secret is in roasting your own peppers. It only takes a few minutes of hands on time and is so simple anyone can do it as long as you have an oven and a bowl. If you don’t have the time, a jar of roasted red peppers will suffice. But the taste won’t be as incredible as if you were to roast fresh peppers. I’ve tried it both ways and you can definitely tell!

While this recipe isn’t exactly a brand new idea, there are a lot of hummus recipes out there, I have added my own little spin with some of my favorite spices. I was inspired by some incredible hummus my husband and I had at a restaurant when we were going to see Hamilton the musical. The show was by far the most amazing part of the night, but that hummus was definitely in second place. I tried to replicate the smokey, earthy flavors in this recipe for you.

Roasted red peppers in a glass bowl.

Tips for roasting red peppers:

  • While some recipes advise roasting the peppers whole, I prefer to deseed them before hand. This makes the process of peeling and dicing the peppers much easier in the long run!
  • Do not skip the step of letting the peppers rest/steam. The steam helps the skin release from the pepper. I have learned from personal experience that it’s hard to peel if it hasn’t had the chance to steam.
  • Peppers can be roasted in advance and stored in an airtight container if desired. They will last 3-5 days refrigerated.


5 from 2 votes
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus garnished with sesame seeds, parsley, and lemon.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: red pepper hummus
Servings: 8 Servings
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers Or 1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper
  • 1 15 oz. Can Chickpea Drained
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil Or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds Garnish (Optional)
  • Fresh Parsley Garnish (Optional)
Roasted Red Peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice peppers in half and remove the stems and seeds. Spray sheet pan with cooking spray or lightly oil with a high heat oil.

  2. Roast peppers in oven for 20 minutes or until skin appears to be charred and wrinkly. Remove from oven and place into a bowl and cover tightly with foil or plastic wrap. Set aside for 15 minutes.

  3. Once peppers have steamed remove from the bowl and peel off the skin. It should come off easily at this point. 

  4. Finely dice each slice of pepper and set aside 2 Tbsp to use as garnish if desired.

Red Pepper Hummus
  1. In a food processor or blender add chickpeas (drained),tahini, oil, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, and salt. Process until smooth. About 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add roasted red peppers to the chickpea mixture. Process again until the peppers have been fully pureed in the mixture. Taste and adjust any ingredients as necessary.

  3. Serve in a bowl with additional red pepper, sesame seeds, and fresh parsley if desired. Eat with chips, roasted, or raw vegetables.

  4. To store place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have the time or desire to roast red peppers, feel free to use jarred peppers instead!

4 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper & Paprika Hummus”

  • That’s a bowl of yum right there!! I adore hummus & red peppers are equally delish! My Algerian mother inlaw roasts piles & piles of red peppers weekly for their traditional dip “flifla” which they have as a side dish along with many lunches and she does the same with sweating off the peppers to make the skin easier to release, but she uses plastic bags rather than bowls & I will definetly tell her to try deseeding first, will save a lot of mess after! Thanks for the recipe & tips!

    • You are welcome Dee! You definitely need to share how to make flifa because if it’s just full of peppers then that sounds AMAZING! And deseeding first is a game changer believe me!

  • I have never even thought of making my own hummus but this makes it look worth trying! I will have to let you know how it goes! Or you can just ship me some to New Orleans, k thanks!

    • Definitely going to ship it and it will be great after being in a hot truck for a couple days lol! And it’s totally worth trying out!

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