The Best Hummus… Ever

6 Jul

This is the best hummus you will ever eat.  Seriously.  The roasted red peppers give it a mild sweetness which is countered perfectly by the spicy cayenne pepper.  The roasted red peppers also add a ton of moisture, meaning you get a nice smooth texture without having to add excessive amounts of water (which dilutes the flavour) or oil.

This hummus is so good that I’m at a loss for words.  Try it yourself and let me know what you think!

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

1 can (19 oz) chickpeas, rinsed well and drained
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.  Process on medium to high speed until the mixture is smooth and slightly fluffy.  Periodically scrape the mixture from the sides of the food processor.

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Makes 2 cups.  Per 1/4 cup serving: 64 kcal, 2.2 g fat

2 Responses to “The Best Hummus… Ever”


  1. Revelations in the Kitchen: Pita Chips and Crostini « More Spinach, Please - September 17, 2011

    […] for homemade crostini (baguette-style crackers) and homemade pita chips to serve alongside the-best-hummus-ever.  Both were so easy to make, I’m almost embarrassed I hadn’t discovered them sooner. […]

  2. Tofu: the Culinary Chameleon « More Spinach, Please - February 5, 2012

    […] recipe I found was titled “The Most Awesome Hummus Ever.”  While tasty, I still think “my” spicy roasted red pepper hummus is the most awesome. Ever. No question about it. Tofu and Chickpea […]

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