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Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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This recipe for Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus takes the flavor up a notch with the addition of another popular, relative new-comer to the food scene, roasted red peppers.

It seems that hummus is suddenly appearing in refrigerator cases everywhere. And, why not? It's a truly delicious and healthy snack.

wooden spoon showing cooked chick peas for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with instant pot in background full of chick peas

The addition of roasted red peppers, with their tangy quality and smoky flavor, provides an extra level of depth and interest to the classic hummus spread.

And, thanks to the multi-function wonder that is the Instant Pot, this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe is so easy to make! There are tons of hummus flavors but this is a favorite of mine.

Why you will enjoy this red pepper hummus recipe...

  • Start with dry beans
  • Affordable
  • Quick cook thanks to the Instant Pot
  • Creamy
  • Rich
  • Hummus = protein packed snack
  • Smokey Flavor

More Recipes

Looking for more delectable dips, spreads, or snacks? Then you've got to check out these great suggestions:

  • Loving the idea of roasted red peppers, but not a fan of hummus? Try this Roasted Red Pepper Dip.
  • Or maybe you're in the mood for a flavorful dip with a little kick to it? In that case, this Chicken Buffalo Dip is just the ticket.
  • Like hummus, dill pickles seem to be showing up a lot these days. Our Dill Pickle Dip is unique, fun, and so on-trend!
  • This Creamy White Queso Dip is out of this world amazing!
  • If you need more ideas, check out this collection of 20 Dip Recipes!
white ceramic dish in background with whole roasted red pepper in it. sliced triangles of pita bread in foreground sitting next to white bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in it with green onion laying behind

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Broth
  • Tahini
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Olive Oil

How to Make

Here is a quick overview how to make hummus. The full directions for this hummus recipe is in the printable recipe card below.

Step #1: Start by adding chickpeas and chicken broth to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. You want to make sure the chickpeas are submerged in the broth.

Step #2: Place the lid on your Instant Pot. Then, turn the pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 40 minutes.

chick peas for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in Instant Pot

Step #3: Do a natural release when pressure time has finished, letting the rest of the pressure out after 15 minutes.

Step #4: Drain chickpeas and reserve a half cup of chicken broth to thin hummus. I just keep it in a measuring cup or bowl and set to the side.

Step #5: Using an immersion blender, blend chickpeas to a creamy consistency. You can also place ingredients in a blender if need be.

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Step #6: Next, add in the roasted red peppers with the rest of the remaining ingredients.

red peppers being added to mixed chick peas for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with immersion blender prepared to mix all ingredients

Step #7: Blend roasted red peppers and the remaining ingredients together until smooth.

immersion blender in instant pot showing mixed Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Helpful Tools for Instant Pot Cooking

  • Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot - This pan is essential when cooking recipes that might stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Tall Trivet Set- Use this handy too when cooking a recipe in the inner pot and second recipe (or part of a recipe, like rice) utilizing the pot-in-pot method
  • Sling- You'll want to have a sling when you use the pot-in-pot method, like when you make cheesecake.
  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  This book comes in handy when you're learning how to use your Instant Pot and experimenting with new recipes.

Serve and enjoy!

sliced triangles of pita bread in background with white bowl in foreground with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in it with white ceramic dish with whole roasted red pepper in it and green onion laying in front

Storage

You will want to store your hummus in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. Just spoon up and serve this delicious red pepper hummus as a snack, smear on a sandwich and more.

Variations and Tips For Recipe

  • Want a hummus recipe without tahini? Just leave it out!
  • Feel free to use canned chickpeas if you don't want to work with dried beans.
  • You can cook your dried chickpeas on the stove if you don't own an Instant Pot.
  • Swirl in olive oil on the top for added flavoring, along with roasted red peppers.
  • Make sure your chickpeas are fully cooked before moving to the next step.
  • A food processor or blender will help you get that ultra-creamy texture to the homemade hummus.

FAQs

What is Hummus?

Hummus is a dip/spread made of ground chickpeas that are mixed with lemon, garlic, olive oil, and tahini.  If you are unfamiliar with tahini, it is a paste made from ground sesame seeds.
While tahini is often eaten on its own, it is also a key ingredient of hummus. Both hummus and tahini are popular staples of a Middle Eastern diet, and are delicious and healthy.

Is hummus vegan?

You will find that hummus is a vegan recipe. Now depending on the ingredients use you might run into a recipe that is not vegan. So just read the labels or if making homemade watch recipe ingredients.

Can dogs eat hummus?

Hummus is not safe for your dog to eat. While dogs could safely consume garbanzo beans, they should not eat ingredients like olive oil, garlic, etc. I do not suggest allowing your dog to eat the hummus.

Can you freeze hummus?

Hummus is freezer-friendly. Just cook up your hummus, place it in a freezer container, and store for 2-3 months. Just know that as your hummus freezes, it will expand. So make sure to leave some room.

Then for thawing just place in the fridge overnight for a slow thaw, then stir if needed and serve.

Is hummus gluten free?

Yes, this hummus is gluten free. If you buy hummus some brands make in factories that use gluten so read the labels to ensure it is safe.

Does hummus go bad?

Just like everything hummus does go bad. Make sure to toss it after 4-5 days of being stored open in the fridge. Smell and taste to ensure it is still good. When in doubt, toss it out.

What to Eat with Hummus

Not sure what to dip in hummus or how to eat it? No worries here are some ideas.

Hummus is a versatile dish that can be eaten in so many ways! Traditionally, hummus is spread on pita bread triangles, but check out some of the fun and different suggestions below.

Cut up assorted veggies such as carrots, celery, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower or green onions and use as a low-cal, healthy and delicious way to enjoy this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

Replace mayonnaise with this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus on your next sandwich. It will provide a unique and tasty flavor with a little extra zing!

You can get really creative, and use the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus as a substitute for traditional deviled egg filling. What a fun and original appetizer or side dish!

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Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Tangy and smoky roasted red peppers provide an extra level of depth and interest to this quick and easy hummus recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Instructions

  1. Add chickpeas and chicken broth to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  2. Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 40 minutes.
  3. Do a natural release when pressure time has finished, letting the rest of the pressure out after 15 minutes.
  4. Drain chickpeas, reserving a half cup of chicken broth to thin hummus.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend chickpeas to a creamy consistency. Add in red peppers and remaining ingredients and blend them together.

Notes

Tips for a perfect hummus:

  • Garnishes to accompany the hummus: parsley, cumin, and olive oil.
    When you have the chickpeas cooked and warm, remove the skin with your fingers. This will help the hummus get a smoother, more homogeneous texture.
  • If you see that it is too diluted, add a tablespoon of chickpeas and another tahini to solidify the dough. If the opposite happens, which is very pasty, add little by little, while beating the mixture, a little water until it is correct, very fine. Do not add broth because it would change the flavor.
  • Hummus is better to consume once it is made, but if it is leftover and you want to keep it, you can keep it in the fridge for two or three days without losing its properties and flavor. Of course, it has to be stored without the garnishes and cover with plastic wrap.
  • At the time of consuming it again, it is recommended to stir the content with a tablespoon and you will see how it recovers the appearance it had when you just made it.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 341Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 4mgSodium 1001mgCarbohydrates 37gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 7gSugar 7gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 14g

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