Sunday, June 30, 2013

Smoky Three Pepper Hummus

After preparing the Grilled Shrimp Nachos, I had leftover grilled peppers in the refrigerator. I decided to experiment with a new hummus recipe. To my usual hummus recipe, I added one half of a grilled poblano and one half of a grilled green bell pepper. For some spice, I added some pickled jalapenos. Hence the name three pepper hummus. The grilled peppers give it a great smoky flavor too. I used lime juice instead of lemon because I think it really complements both peppers and grilled food. It turned out great. It was perfect with veggies and pita. I tried it with tortilla chips and it was delicious. I would suggest cutting back on the salt if you plan to serve it with tortilla chips. This hummus recipe is definitely a keeper.

Smoky Three Pepper Hummus
Makes 2 cups


1/2 grilled bell pepper
1/2 grilled poblano pepper
(click here to see how to grill peppers)
1 Tbsp. pickled jalapeno slices
1 can garbanzo beans (drained, reserving liquid)
3 Tbsp tahini
Juice of 1 lime (3 Tbsp)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp salt, to taste
Minced cilantro (to garnish)


Add bell pepper, poblano pepper, jalapeno, garbanzo beans, tahini, lime juice, garlic and salt to the food processor. Blend until smooth drizzling in about 1/3 cup of the liquid from the can. Add more or less liquid depending on how thick you like it.

To serve: I spread 2 or 3 spoonfuls on a plate. Make a moat in the hummus with the back of a spoon. Drizzle moat with olive oil. Sprinkle with minced cilantro. In the very center place a slice of pickled jalapeno. Serve with pita, tortilla chips or veggies for dipping.

Linking to:
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Love Bakes Good Cakes: All My Bloggy Friends
Plaid & Paisley Kitchen: Tasty Tuesdays
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays - Leftovers


  1. We love hummus over here. I always make it the same, though...lots of garlic & lemon. I should branch out more! Grilled peppers is a great addition! As always, thank you for taking the time to link up. Hope you have a fun 4th!

  2. Hi Denise,
    I just love Hummus and can't wait to try this recipe, it looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I LOVE hummus & I love the idea of adding in grilled peppers! I bet this had a lovely kick & a real depth of flavors! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  4. I have never had hummus .... ever! I really need to try it sometime! Your recipe sounds delicious! :) Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!


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