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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


Such a staple that everyone should have in their fridge. Packed full of nutrients, healthy fats, and lots of good protein. You can easily go to the store and buy some but where’s the fun in that? Making it on your own is so simple, you can even make whatever flavor combination that you want. Not to add that you can exactly what you are putting in, and control what goes inside.

If you are considering about transitioning to a life of veganism, hummus is going to be your best friend. So flavorful and full of the good stuff, it is a great addition to add to any of your meals. Add them on top of a salad, cover it all over some red lentil pasta, or use as a dip for sweet potato fries and veggie sticks.

This red pepper hummus it’s slightly sweet from the bell pepper, but a hint of spice from the cayenne. Give this recipe a try and you’ll be addicted.

Servings: 1 ½ cups

Vegan and Gluten Free

Category: Hummus

Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: about 40 minutes


  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ tahini

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (can use olive oil)

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • ½ tsp himalayan salt

  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 475 F

  2. Cut in half and core the bell pepper, coat in avocado oil and roast for 25 minutes flipping halfway through

  3. Once done cool slightly before combining with other ingredients

  4. Drain and rinse chickpeas and add all ingredients to a food processor

  5. Process until completely smooth

  6. For serving options: pour out into bowl, create swirl in middle, drizzle in oil of choice, and top with more smoked paprika

Add this hummus to anything your heart desires! In a salad bowl, sandwich, pasta, the options are endless!

If you try this recipe, make sure to let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram? Tag #basilandbiceps for I can see your recreations!

I hope you are having an amazing night or day wherever you are at! :)

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