Roasted Red Pepper + Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Healthy Hummus Recipe - Sun Dried Tomato + Roasted Red Pepper

With both Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, I was inspired to make a recipe that would serve these incompatible holidays equally.

Let’s be honest, stereotypically, each of these events cater to a certain clientele β€” the beer guzzling, nacho-pounding crowd for one and the rosy-colored, cat-eyed sunglass-sporting crew for the other. I’ll let you figure out which typically goes with which.

Unless you’re a dude who was lucky enough to find a football-loving wife (sorry, hun) or a gal whose man was born with Shakespeare sonnets written on his heart, couples have to compromise to make both of these celebrations fun for everyone.

Enter: this Roasted Red Pepper + Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus.

Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

How can a humble hummus bring two opposing teams together, you ask?

Well for one, everyone loves hummus. Two, it’s the perfect dish for either occasion!

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

Hummus makes a delicious, healthy appetizer for a Super Bowl pregame, and this particular fiery, red blend is the perfect precursor to an even hotter dinner for twoΒ on V-day.

It also makes a great snack option for a Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Mixer β€” obviously lighter fare is better for flirting!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Ingredient

As I mentioned before, my hubby is slightly obsessed with hummus, so I knew this hummus would be a direct route to his heart this Valentine’s Day.

Not only does it taste incredible, it’s also packing some reported aphrodisiacs. Wink, wink.

Sundried Tomato Hummus Ingredients

The ancient Greeks believed olive oil increased men’s virility. While I don’t have any scientific data to back up this claim, I do know that EVOO is a great source of healthy fats that support heart function, blood flow, and hormone production. Hubba hubba.

Chili flakes are also a commonly cited aphrodisiac, thanks to their ability to enhance mood by stimulating the release of dopamine and serotonin. Now we’re talking.

Healthy Sun Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Whichever upcoming holiday you’re more excited about, I hope this healthy hummus will help you satisfy the needs of all parties involved!

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Roasted Red Pepper + Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
 
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A healthy hummus packed with sweet and spicy flavors from sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, and chilis.
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Recipe type: Snacks, Hummus
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 4 T. + 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
  • ½ C. Sun Dried Tomatoes (about 9)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder (optional)
  • Chili Flakes for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash and slice red peppers, and toss with a tsp. olive oil. Roast at 400 F on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, until browned.
  2. Combine roasted peppers with the remaining ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  3. Top with optional chili flakes and serve with warm pita chips!
Notes
The hummus is a bit chunky. If you like your hummus smoother, add about 2-4 tablespoons more olive oil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 T. Calories: 75

Roasted Red Pepper + Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Weigh In: Do you love hummus? Have you tried Roasted Red Pepper or Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus? Which are you looking forward to more: Super Bowl 50 or Valentine’s Day?

Comments

  1. Whit, I love it! This hummus looks delish! I wish I could taste the dishes you make. May be some day that’ll be a possibility, too. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your man!

  2. I’m a nut for the sun-dried tomatoes and peppers–this sounds excellent!
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  3. Looks so yum! I recently discovered how easy it is to DIY hummus and haven’t turned back to the preservative-packed, store-packaged kind since!

    • Whitney English says:

      Nice! I am a recent convert as well πŸ™‚ I was intimidated for so long, thinking it was easier to buy it pre-made, but homemade hummus in 10 mins is just as easy as making a trip to the store!!

  4. Rachel Spencer says:

    Excellent just excellent! thank you for the recipe Whitney. My kids would love this gonna try this at home.

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  5. I love to make my own hummus too. This looks delish!
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  6. I’m loving this recipe. I’m a hummus fanatic like your husband! It’s always nice to add different elements to the recipe besides the usual chickpeas, lemon, and tahini. Sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers sound like a great addition.
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  7. Hi Whitney! I made this today and it was the first hummus I’ve ever made myself. I love it. I might not ever purchase already made hummus again. Super easy to make and really tasty.

    One question – to drain or not drain the garbanzo beans? I drained them, but I wonder if I left the liquid in, would that enhance the flavor and change the consistency? This is something I’ll play around with on my next batch, but I wanted to see what you thought. Thanks!

    • Whitney English says:

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear this πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know!

      I have never included the “bean juice” before but I would be interested to know what would happen if you did. Let me know if you try it!!

  8. Best hummus recipe ever.

  9. wonderful recipe !! πŸ™‚

    What is the Name of your Kitchen Maschine or do you have a link to it?

    Thank you <3

  10. Hi! Im trying this hummus next Saturday. Thanks for the recipe! So, we don’t have cans of garbanzo beans, we have boxes… sooooo…. how many ounces would be equivalent to a can? Thank you!!

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