Red Pepper Hummus

  • 3MINS
  • 174KCAL

This Red Pepper Hummus is great to serve as a slimming friendly dip with practically anything – it's perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories174
  • Carbs33g
  • Protein8g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.03g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Red Pepper Hummus is so simple and it couldn’t be quicker to make – just throw everything into a blender/food processor and blitz!

Make sure to pick roasted red peppers in a jar of brine and not oil as these will help to keep your Red Pepper Hummus low on calories and Points.

We prefer roasted red peppers from a jar as they have a really sweet, intense flavour.  But, if you wanted to roast your red peppers in the oven then you can just place them on an oven tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Cook at 150°C-180° for 30 minutes or so.

The smoked paprika gives this Red Pepper Hummus a really tangy flavour, but it’s entirely optional and you can always leave it out if you’d prefer!

Serve this Red Pepper Hummus with crudités, rice crackers or even on a slice of toast!

What diets is this Red Pepper Hummus suitable for?

This Red Pepper Hummus is suitable for dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Red Pepper Hummus recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Red Pepper Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Red Pepper Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Red Pepper Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Red Pepper Hummus?

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We prefer the intense, sweet flavour of the roasted red peppers that you get from a jar, just make sure that you pick up the ones in brine or vinegar and definitely not in oil.

You’ll be able to find these jars of peppers in most supermarkets.

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How many calories are in this Red Pepper Hummus?

There are 174 calories per portion in this Red Pepper Hummus, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Red Pepper Hummus is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with this Red Pepper Hummus?

This Red Pepper Hummus works really well when served as part of a buffet or even a picnic alongside any of the following dishes:

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How long can you keep Red Pepper Hummus in the fridge?

You should store this Red Pepper Hummus in a container with a lid in the fridge and you can keep it refrigerated for 3 or 4 days.

Can I freeze Red Pepper Hummus?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before serving.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Red Pepper Hummus

This Red Pepper Hummus is great to serve as a slimming friendly dip with practically anything - it's perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    3 MINS
  • KCals 174
  • Carbs 33G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 tin butter beans
  • 2 pieces red pepper from a jar (in brine not oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • sea salt

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Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender/food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. If the mix seems a bit dry you can add a little water or some of the liquid from the pepper jar.
  2. You might want to add more seasoning depending on how you like it!

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Michelle CTuesday 19th May 2020

Oh yum yum yum. This recipe is gorgeous. My first attempt at making hummus ever and never buying in shops again.

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    Holly LevellTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hi Michelle, so glad you enjoyed the Red Pepper Hummus!

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SarahFriday 24th May 2019

Just wondering why you’re using butter beans and not chickpeas as it’s traditionally chickpeas, would this recipe still work if I used chickpeas?

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    CateSaturday 25th May 2019

    We like the creamy texture you get with butter beans but you can use chickpeas if you prefer! 🙂

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SarahThursday 21st March 2019

This is hands down the best homemade houmous recipe I have found, they always taste a bit meh so have stuck to ready made but this one is lush. Thank you.

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    CateMonday 8th April 2019

    So glad you like it! 😀

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Helen McQuistonMonday 4th March 2019

Made this today. It was tasty and really easy to do. I will say though i might steam or cook the garlic before blending, do you think that would work? The garlic cloves were jus a bit ???? for me.

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