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Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

No tahini on hand to whip up a batch of hummus? Well, no worries – at least not with this recipe for tastebud tingling, Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus!

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

Last Thursday, my daughter made her first trip to a bona fide club! Yup, she went with moi. And, nope, am definitely not trying to knock Regina George’s Mom off her Cool Mom Pedestal!

You see, last Thursday, Michael Malarky, aka Enzo from The Vampire Diaries, played at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. In case you haven’t been, Eddie’s Attic is an incredibly intimate venue without a bad seat in tow. Seeing my daughter is a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, she wanted to be there to catch a glimpse of “Enzo” and any other “Vampires” that might happen to make it out to support him.

Of course, seeing I love to see my daughter happy, I obliged her and managed to snag some tickets to the sold out show. What neither of us realized is that Micheal Malarky can sing! I mean, really sing! From soul-searing, endearing lyrics to haunting melodies to a husky-smooth-deep voice, he had everyone in there -including me- enthralled!

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

And, speaking of enthralled, when we got there, my daughter and I ordered a hummus platter. Now, it was her first time in a club, so she was talking my ears off, and I didn’t really pay attention to the type of hummus I was ordering or what it was going to be served with. But, when it came out and we dug the zucchini chips they served with it, into it, boyoboy, were we enthralled! That dip was so insanely delicious! My daughter remarked, “hey mom, I didn’t realize bar food tasted so good even without a few drinks in us!

Hmmm… now if only she thought that way when she went to college too!

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

When I got home, I had to replicate that hummus, but I had no tahini on hand. So, I used equal parts lime juice and olive oil and hoped the roasted red pepper and roasted garlic would make up for the lack of tahini. I also added in one Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for a bit of smoky heat because I like a side of spice with everything! When I had my daughter taste test it, I was over the moon when she said she thought it tasted better than the one we had had the other night.

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Now, am not sure if she is trying to get me to take her to some other Vampire Diaries stars’ sighting or if she was being truly sincere – maybe, y’all could try making this and let me know what y’all think of this tahini-free, Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus?

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Shashi
A delicious, tahini-free, hummus recipe that incorporates roasted garlic and roasted red peppers - perfect for any picnic or get-together!


  • 2 cloves garlic roasted
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/8 cup lime juice fresh
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce


  • I roasted my red peppers by washing and de-seeding them and placing them on a foil lined baking tray and baking them at 400 for 25 minutes along with the garlic.When they were done roasting, I covered the pan with more foil and then peeled off the skins when cooled.
  • I then placed the roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, chickpeas, lime juice, olive oil, salt and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce in a blender and blended till mixture was creamy.
  • I served this Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus with zucchini chips.
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Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus

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  1. Wow – what an amazing adventure! Huge hummus fan! Yours looks fantastic and it’s making me hungry.

  2. I am addicted to hummus and always love making it at home! I usually eat hummus with cucumbers but definitely need to try it with zucchini chips. Perfect for an afternoon snack!

  3. There’s nothing I love more than hummus! I could easily eat it at every meal! This red pepper version sounds so amazing Shashi, I can’t wait to try it 🙂 roasted red peppers have such an incredible flavour!

  4. Hotly Spiced says:

    How wonderful to have a good night out with your daughter. I love the look of your red pepper hummus. Great that you added a bit of heat, too xx

  5. Great job on recreating this hummus! I also like a bit of spice so I love that addition you made!

  6. It sounds like you two had a great time! & I love that this recipe doesn’t use tahini. It will be a savior the next time I go to make hummus and find I’m out of tahini (it’s bound to happen!)

  7. You are ah.mazing Shashi. I bet you had such a great Mommy- daughter time. I love a good red pepper hummus and I bet garlic must have added so much flavor to it. Also love the fact that this is made without tahini.

  8. Looks great! Love the flavors you’ve combined in this dip. When I don’t have tahini (read: always) I substitute toasted sesame seeds in the hummus. They whirl to perfection, and give it that signature flavor in the process.

  9. Yup, we always like a side of spice, too, so chipotle is our friend. Great looking dish — tons of flavor (and spicy!), and really healthy. And fairly light — perfect for the season. Thanks!

  10. Enzo can sing?!!?? Whaaaaaa? OMG, totally googling him singing as soon as I hit post on this comment! So glad you guys had a fun time! I’m seriously jealous of all these fun VD adventures you guys take! One day I will make it down to you and I’m inviting myself on your next outing. 😉 Anyways, LOVE this hummus! You probably know I am a hummus addict, so I can’t wait to add this one to my rotation! One can never go wrong with tons of roasted red peppers and garlic – SO GOOD! Cheers, Shashi! xoxo

  11. Kristen says:

    I love this hummus–and prefer my hummus with no tahini! Oh and, Eddie’s Attic is such a fun venue. I visited there a few times when I lived in Atlanta (if only I knew you then, so we could have met up!)

  12. I often don’t have tahini on hand either. I love the idea that I don’t need to use it and my hummus will still turn out! Red pepper hummus is one of my favorites and I’m going to need to try your version with chipotles!

  13. Sylvie says:

    Sounds fantastic, love that you serve it with zucchini instead of chips!

  14. Puja Darshan says:

    I have never tried hummus recipe, it sounds interesting. I think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  15. I love different flavours of hummus. By the way, you’ve got edit in your ingredients

  16. Shashi, can I just say that you’re the coolest mom ever?? OMG! Truth be told, I used to be a TVD fan… Lol. Don’t judge me! I stopped watching in recent years, so I have no idea who Enzo is, but I believe you when you say he has the most impressive singing skills. I mean, a singing vampire? Awesome! Lol. How did you even manage to snag tickets to a sold out show? Very impressive cool mom-skills. Just sayin’. Also, love that you shared a tahini-less hummus recipe. Sometimes, you just don’t have tahini on hand. Now I know what to do when that happens! Hope you have a great week, Shashi! xo

  17. I could definitely make a meal out of this hummus! Looks so delicious! Nice to know it tastes just as great without the addition of tahini.

  18. Mira says:

    Sounds like you girls had a great time at the show! Hope your daughter enjoyed the club! This hummus looks delicious! Love the zucchini chips and the use of chipotle pepper in adobo, can’t wait to try it!

  19. Ashley says:

    haha oh mean girls! I haven’t seen that movie in sooo long but now you’re making me want to watch it! I loveee hummus (it’s staple at our house!) and this flavor sounds awesome!

  20. Ben Maclain says:

    I love hummus, and honestly, tahini is the essential part of it to me (Indeed, I just love tahini, and can easily eat a few spoons on its own):) However, with roasted peppers and garlic this version sounds great, and I’d definitely try it (Perhaps, with some tahini on side haha:)

  21. I don’t always add sesame paste to my chickpea spread…it still tastes GREAT…just like pesto without Parm…still awesome. I love the use of red pepper here.

  22. Hi Shashi! Two of my favourite dips are hummus, and red pepper dips, so I’m loving this cool idea of combining the two – and bonus that you don’t have to hunt down tahini to make it.

    Zucchini chips are such a cool idea, too! 🙂

  23. Mary Frances says:

    Oh wow, sounds like you had a great weekend with your daughter. I love hummus and this is such an easy recipe. I’m going to try this out this evening. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  24. You girls find the best places to party. I know about Eddie’s Attic, have Mumford & Sons played there before? I’m so glad you had the best time, even sans drinks. (!) The hummus looks great, what a yummy dip for zucchini chips. I just planted some zucchini in the garden yesterday, hope it is fruitful and multiplies so I can have them with this mouthwatering dip! Have a wonderful week my dear! XO

  25. You’re such an awesome mom, Shashi! Taking Lil Shashi off to a club to see her favorite stars…you totally win Mom of the Year award! And then you followed that up with this delicious hummus, too. Heck, you might have Mom of the Year wrapped up for several years to come now. 🙂 Sounds like you guys had an awesome weekend! I hope it’s not getting too hot down there in the A. (it’s actually been crazy hot up here in New York lately…like mid-90’s this past weekend!)