Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Hummus

April 14, 2010 by Ali

For Day 3 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, I excited to present one of my all-time favorites — roasted red pepper and feta hummus!

I’ve loved red pepper hummus for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I randomly tossed a little feta into the mix and fell in love with the combination. And then when accented by some smoked or sweet paprika, it’s absolutely irresistible!!! And, by contrast to yesterday’s post, I must say it’s a lovely color as well. :)

So if you’ve never made this one at home before, definitely encourage you to give it a try!!

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2-3 cups hummus


  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained (juices reserved)
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers (about 1 whole red pepper, roasted and peeled)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • pinch of salt, to taste


Add all ingredients to a food processor, and blend until smooth. Add in 3-4 tablespoons of water (or leftover chickpea juice) until the hummus reaches your desired consistency, then blend until smooth.

Garnish with crumbled feta, chopped roasted red peppers and/or chopped parsley if desired. Then serve or refrigerate.

Ali’s Tip:

If you’re not a huge fan of feta, feel free to sub in another crumbly cheese (gorgonzola, goat cheese, bleu, etc.). OR this recipe is also completely delicious without the cheese!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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15 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Hummus

  1. Really very tasty.Roasted red pepper makes a big diff

    - Prabhudev

  2. How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

    - Erin

  3. Thank you! I cannot wait to try this – never thought about adding feta (which I love)

    - Susan O

  4. I tried this (with FANTASTIC results) and posted it on my blog!

    - Julie

  5. This would be a really tasty hummus!

    - Kevin (Closet Cooking)

  6. A lovely color indeed… and I bet the flavor is amazing!

    - Lauren

  7. Do they sell tahini in regular grocery stores? Where might one find some of that?

    - Karen G

    • Hey Karen!

      Yes — I’ve been able to find tahini at my regular grocery stores! Although, it’s usually a few dollars cheaper if you have any sort of Middle Eastern grocery store around. But usually I find it near the olives or salad dressings or the Middle Eastern section, if there is one. I’d definitely ask an employee if you can’t find it. :) Good luck!!


      - ali

  8. Hummus Week makes me wish our blender did more than make noise and create an odd burning smell. Sigh…

    - The Nervous Cook

  9. I am loving all these hummus recipes…and really need to go pick up some tahini! We’ve made hummus before, but never with tahini, so I guess it hasn’t been “authentic” :)

    - Natalie (The Sweets Life)

    • Hey Natalie!

      Yeah, hummus purists are big on tahini. But honestly, nearly all of these recipes would work just fine without it! A little extra water or olive oil will do the trick. ;)


      - ali

  10. This looks gorgeous and yummy! Does it want to take a road trip to Wichita?

    - Ali's Mom