Spicy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummous

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Israel has a zillion versions of hummous, but this is one version I could only find in the States. This was developed over trial and error (and lots of searching for recipes) until I got it just right.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the garbanzo beans till very well done.
  2. This could take up to 2 hours.
  3. Drain the water, saving 2 cups for later.
  4. Place the beans in a food processor.
  5. Blend to a smooth consistency, adding the lemon juice and tahini a little at a time.
  6. Add the roasted red peppers, onions, garlic and spices (don't forget the salt).
  7. Check the thickness of the hummous.
  8. If it's too thick for it to properly blend, then add a little garbanzo water at a time, until it's reached the thickness you prefer.
  9. Transfer the hummus to a bowl.
  10. Mix in the chopped parsley in with a wire whisk.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Most Helpful

Mirj--my mouth is watering! I'll be doing this tonite for pre dinner appetizers for son & daughter-in-law (she's Hungarian descent) but will use canned garbanzos cause I'm lazy.

Shelley (aka Rachelle) October 18, 2003

Mirj, this is delicious! I took it to a potluck at church and it went over very well! Nice flavor-I did half the recipe. Yum, thank you for posting!

Sharon123 July 13, 2003