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Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Hummus

30 min





10 ingredients or less

This flavour-packed hummus is delicious on its own, but it's also great on sandwiches or wraps. The caramelized bell pepper and garlic are muted in their intensity, and add a lovely sweetness to this hummus.


(¼ cup per serving)


30 min


5 min


25 min


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  • 2
    large red bell peppers, seeds removed
  • 6
    cloves garlic, peel attached
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2 cups (370 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil, or more if desired
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    cold water
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp

Optional garnish

  • ground cumin
  • paprika powder
  • roasted chickpeas
  • roasted red bell pepper
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  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (250°C).
  2. Add the bell pepper and garlic to a parchment-lined baking tray. Toss with oil, and bake in the middle rack of the oven until the garlic peel is golden, and the bell pepper is lightly charred, about 25 minutes. Stop to flip the bell peppers once halfway.
  3. When the bell peppers have cooled enough to handle, remove any charred bits from the bell peppers, if desired. Remove the peel from the garlic cloves.
  4. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend on high until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed, until creamy. The longer you blend, the creamier the hummus becomes.
  5. If you'd like the hummus even creamier, add more olive oil and/or tahini. If you'd like the hummus to be zestier, add more lemon juice.
  6. Plate, garnish, and serve!


  • Make-ahead this hummus to enjoy in sandwiches or wraps throughout the week!


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Nutrition info

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Lotus - Jan. 25, 2022, 8:14 p.m.

Me and my mother are big fans of this hummus. She says you could just eat it with a spoon.

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

So happy to hear, Lotus! Hugs to you and your mother ❣️

Giselle - Jan. 24, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

I have tried this with red and yellow peppers and even tried one of your beetroot hummus recipies and they turned out really nice. Its such a good way to make use of veggies in your diet. Thank you for sharing :)

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:40 a.m.

We're so thrilled it's being enjoyed, Giselle, thank you!

Sarah - Oct. 11, 2021, 5:28 p.m.

I have never attempted to make Hummus from scratch do I have a question. How long to you cook the Chickpeas? Do you just boil them? I love Hummus and would love to have fresh available whenever I wanted it!

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2021, 11:14 p.m.

Hello Sarah, thanks for the question! Canned chickpeas are already cooked so only a good rinse is necessary before using them. If cooking dry chickpeas, usually giving them a soak and then cooking them covered with around 2 inches of water above the top of the beans works well. The exact time, heat, and amount of water may depend on the soak time, cooking method, and amount being made. There are lots of recipes online in case that will help further. We hope you enjoy the hummus if you're able to give it a try 😃

Jenifer - July 29, 2021, 1:29 a.m.

So good! I garnished it with toasted pine nuts, some finely chopped roasted red pepper, ground oregano and a little more paprika. Great flavor and very pretty presentation!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Jenifer, we're so glad you enjoyed the hummus ☺️

Petra - July 24, 2021, 10:21 p.m.

Love this hummus!

Dora - July 24, 2021, 6:17 p.m.

Haven’t bought hummus ever since I’ve tried this recipe, it’s my go to. Even my super picky brother loves it, so so so yummy! 🌱🤍

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 11:32 p.m.

How incredible to hear, Dora, so glad you're enjoying the hummus 😃

AlexandraP - July 23, 2021, 7:40 a.m.

This is a simple and amazingly tasty hummus! Love this. Anyone be able to do it! 😋😋😋

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 10:18 p.m.

Slightly sweet hummus. It used up the entire jar of roasted peppers! I think I still prefer your beet and avocado hummus better.

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:53 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share, Victoria! So glad you've been able to test out some of the PUL hummus recipes :)

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:47 p.m.

I enjoyed this recipe, it was good!

Nicole - May 25, 2021, 4:15 p.m.

Do you know roughly how many calories there are in this?

PUL Team - May 26, 2021, 4:43 a.m.

Hey there, Nicole! You can see the nutritional information by clicking on the "show nutrition info" button. Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, this is just an estimate and if you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician 😊

Nicole - May 26, 2021, 4:45 a.m.

Thank you so much ! And also for the timely reply :)

Simone - May 18, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

Just tried this delicious recipe, my first self-made hummus ever and I m absolutely enthusiastic about it. So creamy, and the flavour of the roasted bell pepper gives it a great and special twist and taste to the traditional hummus. Not expensive and easy to make....successful the first time (I m not the most talented cook ;) ) Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Simone! We have plenty of other recipes if you'd like to practice your cooking skills 😉🤗

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - May 11, 2021, 4:53 a.m.

I did like Agate: I used roasted bell peppers from a jar. So convenient without compromising the taste. Love this variation with bell pepper and garlic as well as the balance between sweet, sour, and umami. I really need to add more salt when I make your hummus recipes, as I use a brand that doesn’t add salt to their canned chickpeas... Which is very good though👏🏼

PUL Team - May 11, 2021, 5:43 a.m.

Thank you for the incredible review, Louise! We're so thrilled you enjoyed the hummus ✨🥰

Caitlin - April 18, 2021, 10:18 p.m.

This is honestly the best hummus I've ever made! It has the perfect, balanced flavour and texture, makes a big batch, and is so easy to make! Thank you so much for the recipe!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 1:30 a.m.

An incredible compliment, Caitlin! So happy you're enjoying the hummus :)

Agate - March 22, 2021, 8:41 a.m.

Love this recipe! Its also quite quick, if your local store has roasted bell peppers in a jar. My recommendation though - don't be afraid to adjust seasoning to your taste buds. I typically add more lemon juice and add more salt in the form of soy sauce. After discovering this recipe I have stopped buying ready-made hummus - this is way more delicious and cheaper!

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

Aw so glad you're enjoying it, Agate - and absolutely! The beauty in hummus is adjusting the spice and zest to your liking 🍋😊