Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Hummus

For a long time I wondered what all the hoopla was about hummus. I kept hearing the name, but I had never tasted it. Then one day i saw it at the grocery store and I decided to try it. When I got home, I dipped a cracker in it and had a big taste. I was less than impressed, I thought it was rather bland. I knew I could do better so off to the internet I went to find a basic recipe that I could flavor and make my own masterpiece.

This is my version of hummus. I think it is more flavorful than the plain variety.



Red Pepper Hummus



Place everything into a food processor and start on chop, progressively using finer settings until smooth
Pour into a bowl, cover and chill.
Before serving, drizzle the top with sesame oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley

If you are not a fan of the taste of red peppers, there are other things you can use to flavor your hummus.  Below are a couple of my other favorite recipes for flavored hummus.


Tomato Basil Hummus

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups of canned chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Spinach and Feta Cheese Hummus
  • 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (15 oz), drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 oz, crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cups red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic


I serve my hummus with pita chips or Triscuits and cut up vegetables. It makes a great snack, or side.  Sometimes I spread it by itself on pita bread and just eat it that way.  Considering how versatile it is, I can see now why there is so much hoopla about hummus!  It’s yummy!

These are my favorite bowls for storing my hummus.  The lids fit tightly and keep it fresh and it is just the right size


Bowls2 Cup Pyrex Bowl with Lid

Set of 6



  1. Bill Kasman February 11, 2016 4:00 pm Reply

    Hmmm – not to sure about hummus. I’m a meat man!

  2. Mary Crowther February 11, 2016 10:36 pm Reply

    Homemade hummus is definitely tastier. Thanks for the yummy recipes!

  3. cmoneyspinner March 4, 2016 8:23 pm Reply

    The first hummus I ever tasted was made from chick peas. But then I discovered there were many different versions of the recipe. So far they all sound delicious to me. All the variations I’ve tried I liked. Shared this link at my foodie blog on Tumblr.

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