Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Meat-Free Protein‘.

This recipe is courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

Beet and Navy Bean Hummus combines the smooth flavour of olive oil with colourful beets and tangy garlic

Adding the peppers to this traditional Middle East dip gives it a wonderful flavour and colour, but if you don’t like it spicy, omit the hot pepper. Serve with pita triangles or fresh vegetables. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups)


  • 1 roasted Ontario Sweet Red Pepper, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 roasted Ontario Hot Banana Pepper, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 ml) chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 clove Ontario Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

1) In food processor, combine roasted red and banana peppers, chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, oil, water, garlic, cumin and salt; process with short pulses, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Transfer to bowl; chill for at least 30 minutes to blend flavours or for up to one week.

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