If you have ever tried making hummus at home, you would've been pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to whip up a batch with just a few ingredients. This roasted red pepper hummus is creamy, smoky, with a hint of sweet! Make it how you like it… blend more to make it extra creamy or leave it with a little bit of texture. When you are ready to serve, drizzle a bit of some good quality extra virgin olive oil and add just a few toasted pine nuts or chopped roasted red pepper for garnishing, voila!
You can do this. Hummus pairs superbly well with nearly every vegetable, gluten-free cracker or chip and especially The Greater Knead's gluten-free soft pretzel. The creaminess or chunkiness of a hummus can vary, but without a doubt it's a must have a gluten-free dip to have on the regular.
History of Hummus / Hommus
This was a tough research project! Who invented this stuff? Many have claimed it as their own. Was it the Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Arabs, Greeks, or other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries who invented this delightful spread? Regardless of where it was created and when this cultural food has branched out as a mainstream spread for nearly 20 years. Hummus, which is always made from cooked and pressed/smashed chickpeas, often with tahini (sesame), olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt is actually full of dietary fiber, vitamin B, and a source of protein and full of flavor.
Gluten-Free / Allergen-Free Modifications
Hummus, which is made primarily from chickpeas is gluten-free unless cross-contaminated. Because tahini (sesame) is often used in many chickpea hummus recipes you can simply remove it or substitute for a nut butter, yogurt, etc, be creative. Since these items may be canned or in a jar check all labels.
Additional ingredients in hummus recipe such as olive oil, red peppers, garlic, cumin, paprika, fresh lemons or lemon juice and salt should always be sourced without gluten or any allergen concerns if it's from a package.
We hope that you will enjoy this gluten free hummus recipe. Please rate and review this recipe and share the link on your social media pages to share with a family member or friend. Enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip
3/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
1 tbsp garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Salt to taste
1-2 packages of The Greater Knead gluten-free classic soft pretzel nuggets
(Optional) 1-2 packages of The Greater Knead gluten-free everything soft pretzel nuggets
Add all the ingredients in the large bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade, Run the processor until you reach the desired creamy paste consistency. Test and adjust seasoning, if needed. Run the processor again to combine.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and chill for at least an hour for the best flavor.
When ready to serve, top roasted red pepper hummus with a little more extra virgin olive oil and the toasted pine nuts or chopped roasted red pepper. Add a pinch of paprika for garnish
Heat the soft pretzel nuggets per packaging instructions. Preheat (oven / air fryer) to desired temperature. Moisten the frozen soft pretzels first with oil, butter or water, and add seasoning packet. Heat for 5-8 minutes.
Slice carrots, slice celery, slice cucumbers, chop broccoli
Serve with The Greater Knead pretzels and sliced veggies for dipping! Enjoy!