Spicy Red Hummus

Prep: 10 minutes Chill: 1 hour

Serves:Makes about 2 cups

This is a delicious, but spicy, red bell pepper hummus. It has no added tahini or oil, so it is very low in fat, but the flavors just burst in your mouth. Serve as a spread in a wrap or as a dip for baked pita triangles.


  • 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • several twists freshly ground pepper
  • dash salt
  • 1 tbsp water


Place all the ingredients except the water in a food processor and process until quite smooth. Add the water while processing and continue to process until mixture is very smooth. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour to blend flavors.