Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip

  • 3MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 174KCAL

This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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.

  • Batch Cook
  • Dairy Free
  • Everyday Light

NutritionPer Serving

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

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This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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-Style Dip 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-Style Dip 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-Style Dip with crudités, rice crackers or even on a slice of toast!

What diets is this Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip suitable for?

This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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.

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

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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-Style Dip?

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

This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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-Style Dip?

This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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-Style Dip in the fridge?

You should store this Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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-Style Dip?

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-Style Dip

This Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip 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


  • 400g tin butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 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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  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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Sue FletcherTuesday 6th June 2023

What size tin of butter beans do you use for this recipe, thankyou


    SharonWednesday 18th October 2023

    Hi Sue, you will need a 400g tin of butterbeans to make our Red Pepper Hummus-Style Dip. Hope you enjoy the recipe.


VickiSaturday 17th September 2022

Are the Butterbeans drained and tinsed 1st or straight in from the tin?


    HollyTuesday 20th September 2022

    Hey Vicki, we’ve used tinned butterbeans for this recipe, hope that helps!


      Julie ScreetonFriday 18th August 2023

      Unfortunately your reply does not answer the question! Do you drain the water from the tin please? I’m just about to make this so I need to know asap thanks

      LisaTuesday 22nd August 2023

      Hi Julie
      Yes, the butterbeans are drained. Thanks for your comment. I’ll update the recipe instructions to make it clearer in future.

JacquiSunday 24th January 2021

OK so I just made this and I am never buying shop bought ever again. This is so yummy I can’t stop dipping! It’s supposed to be for my lunch at work but at this rate it’s not going to last 😊


    LisaSunday 24th January 2021

    Glad you enjoyed it, Jacqui!


Tegan DMonday 27th July 2020

Tried making red pepper hummus a few times in the past but failed miserably.
This is perfect! it tastes amazing! Best discovery of the week!! Thank you so much! xx


    LisaMonday 27th July 2020

    Hi Tegan!
    Thanks for your comment, so glad you enjoyed the recipe!


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.


    Holly LevellTuesday 19th May 2020

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


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?


    CateSaturday 25th May 2019

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


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.


    CateMonday 8th April 2019

    So glad you like it! 😀


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.


SharonFriday 1st June 2018



Nicola MitchellWednesday 21st March 2018

Hi. What size can of butter beans? There are two sizes in my shop!! 200g or 400g.


EvaSunday 18th March 2018

IF using and roastinga fresh pepper how much did you use? (Couldn’t get the Jarred ones)


    Emma PocockTuesday 30th March 2021

    If using fresh pepper instead of jarred pepper, how much would u suggest and does it need to be roasted or can it be left raw please.x Thankyou.x


      HollyWednesday 31st March 2021

      Hi Emma, we would suggest roasting the raw red pepper first for 30 minutes at 150ºC to 180ºC and it would be 1 red pepper, hope that helps!

Gemma BarkerFriday 5th January 2018

Can you freeze this?


N smithFriday 10th November 2017

How much is two prices of fresh red pepper?

Is that a whole pepper. Half pepper?


Emma TSunday 10th September 2017

Hi Alice,

Yep ????


SuziSunday 28th May 2017

This is so delicious! I didn’t have any butter beans so used chickpeas. I really, really love it. Happy to make the swop, for sure. Phew.


Mrs McDonSunday 21st May 2017

How long does this last?


    KateMonday 22nd May 2017

    Hi Mrs McDon
    It will last 3 or 4 days in a sealed container in the fridge


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