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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper & feta Hummus


  • 1(15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1(4 ounce) jar roasted red peppers
  • 3tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1⁄2tablespoons tahini
  • 1clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4teaspoon salt
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1⁄2cup crumbled feta cheese


  • In an electric blender or food processor, puree the chickpeas, red peppers, Feta, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt.
  • Process, using long pulses, until the mixture is fairly smooth, and slightly fluffy.
  • Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • (The hummus can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.) Sprinkle the hummus with the chopped parsley before serving.


  • Makarios309

    I make this ALL the time. Yesterday I saw a woman in the grocery store in the “hummus” section and wanted so badly to share this recipe with her. To free her from having to buy expensive, low quality hummus!

  • Lisa Pizza

    Oh man! I will be making this one again and again. What wonderful texture and taste – the cayenne and garlic give it a great bite and the roasted bell pepper contrasts it with just a hint of sweetness. Scooped with some toasted whole wheat pita triangles and you’ve got a winner. Thanks Steve! 🙂

  • Tryntje

    Great taste, easy to make, and ever so popular. Store brought hunmmus, does’nt even come close. Love the addition and taste of Feta cheese

  • Madi

    This is a great recipe. It has become a staple in my refrigerator. We used to always buy hummus and boy is it expensive. I got a food processor for Christmas and said fooey on paying all that money for prepared hummus. I found this recipe and we are hooked. It takes about five minutes to fix if you have a food processor. The longest part of preparation is pulling the ingredients off of your shelf, opening the cans and measuring. The food processor whips it together in just a couple of minutes. Thanks!!!

  • ciao

    Steve, thanks so much for this recipe! I hope it won’t upset you, but I didn’t have any feta, and just couldn’t wait to have this, so I left it out. I added a splash of lime juice, and oh my God, it’s fantastic even without the feta! I wanted to say that in case someone wanted to make it and didn’t have the cheese on hand. What a fresh, delicious flavor. And how easy is it to just toss it all in the blender? Thanks again for sharing it, Steve, it’s perfect. 🙂

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  • Jess96

    Made this today (Thurs.) to take to a get together on Saturday, will probabley have to make another one befor Sat.I love Hummus and I love Red pepper dip, so this is a keeper in this house. I found it very easy to make, next time Imay cut back a little on the cayenne if i’m making it for a variety of people. I love hot but I know some of my friends don’t, but its an excellent recipe. Thank you.

  • Theresa P

    OH MAN!!!!!! This is GOOOOD!!!!! I will be making this from now till the end of TIME! Thanks for a yummmy recipe 1Steve.

  • Laurie & Roger

    Easy to make and tastes terrific. We didn’t have any feta in the house and substituted gorgonzola cheese. Wow … nice flavor.

  • patty m

    Wonderful recipe! Great flavor and so easy! I used to like the store bought hummus, but not any more – this is so much better.