Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Welcome to our delicious addition to Game Day Recipes Series!   Football Party Food is fun to make, fun to eat and today’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe is no exception to that rule!  Thank Alea from PreMeditated Leftovers for sharing one of my personal favorites…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I am the only hardcore football fan in my house. The rest of my family only watches the game with me for the food. So I try to make some tasty dishes to reward them for keeping me company.

I like to create a mix of different appetizers for us to munch on during the game.  I like to include some healthy options when I set out the appetizer buffet, so I always make at least one type of hummus for us to snack on. Hummus can be served with chips, but it also works well as a vegetable dip.

This roasted red pepper hummus is easy to make. You don’t need tahini to make it, so it is also frugal. You can use canned garbanzo beans and canned roasted red peppers to speed up the prep time. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of lemon juice. I usually use the juice from one lemon, but you can get away with using bottled lemon juice if you need to.

You don’t have to have a food processor to make hummus. It can be made just as easily in a blender as it can in a food processor.

You will want to make the hummus a few hours before the party so it has time to chill for an hour or two before you serve it.


Printable Recipe
Author: Alea Milham


  • 1 -15 ounce can garbanzo beans {drained}
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • ½ Cup roasted red peppers
  • Juice of one lemon (or ¼ Cup lemon juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  1. Add garbanzo beans, garlic, red peppers, lemon juice, olive oil to a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Add basil in last and pulse until incorporated.
  4. If desired additional lemon juice or liquid from peppers may be added for thinner consistency.
  5. Chill and serve.

If you have any hummus leftover, it makes a great spread for wraps.