Roasted red pepper hummus recipe

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Roasted red pepper hummus is a healthy and colourful dip inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean. Perfect for spicing up sandwiches or crudités.

Roasted red pepper hummus
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories128 Kcal6%
Fat10 g14%
Saturated Fat1 g5%

Roasted red pepper hummus stays true to the flavours of the Mediterranean. This roasted red pepper hummus is given a twist with a tablespoon of harissa, giving it a little kick whilst still keeping the sweet, smoky, nutty flavours of the roast red peppers and tahini.

Harissa is a chilli pepper paste from northern Africa. Adding herbs and spices, such as coriander seeds and garlic give harissa its distinct flavour and colour.

Chickpeas are high in fibre and help control blood sugar levels, aiding in keeping them within a normal range. On top of this, chickpeas also high in both vitamins and minerals and are an excellent source of plant-based protein, which for any vegetarian is a must. Roasting the red peppers in this delightful hummus brings out the sweetness of this lovely veg.

This roasted red pepper hummus has perfectly balanced flavours, with just the right amount of spice, natural sweetness, and salty flavours. It is perfect for a snack with some crudités, or just as an accompaniment with a fresh and healthy lunch or week-night dinner.


  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 50ml olive oil
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 tbsp harissa




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Cut the red peppers roughly into strips, removing the centres. Place the pepper on a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for half an hour or until slightly soft. Leave to cool.
  2. Once the red peppers have cooled, blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or a blender until smooth. Season to taste.
Top Tip for making Roasted red pepper hummus

Different brands of harrisa have different herbs and spices in them so why not experiment with a normal harissa and a rose harissa to see the difference (and to see which you prefer!).

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies