This Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the perfect dip for a party!
Today, a group of food bloggers is throwing our friend, Joanne of Fifteen Spatulas, a virtual baby shower to welcome her new baby boy, James, into this world! It’s Joanne’s first baby, so it’s a super special celebration.
Joanne and her husband actually brought baby James home a few weeks ago – he came a little ahead of schedule – and are enjoying some quality family time together getting to know each other. Joanne is a real trooper – a woman of great spirit and strength, and I am honored to know her. She has endured a lot over the past few years, so the arrival of baby James and the start of this new chapter for her and her husband, Pete, is nothing short of a miracle. I am so thrilled for her and what lies ahead as she embarks on motherhood – a truly special time.
I made this Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus for Joanne’s virtual baby shower. I served this to my Daniel Plan friends last week, and everyone loved it, so I know Joanne would too! The vibrant red color makes this a great party dip, thanks to lots of roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and smoked Spanish paprika.
For a special occasion, this hummus is great served in mini glasses (I used shot glasses) with long skinny vegetables.
Stop by Joanne’s blog to congratulate her and be sure to check out what everyone brought to Joanne’s virtual baby shower!
Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-ups from Michael of Inspired by Charm
Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Sun Dried Tomato Hummus from Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup from Sadie of Dairy Good Life
Whipped Goat Cheese & Blueberry Balsamic Crostini from Meseidy of The Noshery
Rosemary Flatbread with Baked Goat Cheese from Heidi of FoodieCrush
Spring Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Crostini with Almond Ricotta and spicy olive tapenade from Heather of HeatherChristo
Fruit Freeze from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Mint Lemonade from Trish of Mom On Timeout
Ginger Lemonade from Kathy of Panini Happy
Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispies Treats from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Orange Fluff from Jamie of My Baking Addiction
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies from Susannah of Feast + West
Mini Ombre Heart Cookies from Bridget of Bake at 350
Mini Coconut Pound Cakes from Mary of Barefeet In The Kitchen
Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting from Jennifer of Savory Simple
Unicorn Shaped Cookies from Jessie of CakeSpy
Oreo Cheesecake Bites from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Lemon Blueberry Bread from Glory of Glorious Treats
Blintz with Blackberry Sauce from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Pastel Rainbow Cake from Bree of Baked Bree
Individual Chocolate Souffles from Andie of Andie Mitchell
Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups 15 ounce can chickpeas or cannellini beans, drained, liquid reserved
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup roasted red bell peppers
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes not the ones in oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
- dash of cayenne pepper
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in food processor except olive oil; process until almost smooth; drizzle in olive oil and continue processing until smooth. Add some of the reserved bean liquid as necessary to achieve desired consistency.
Sommer @aspicyperspective says
A perfect snack for Spring parties or final four parties! Pinned for later!
Thanks Sommer! 🙂
Love love love this, Jeanette! I was just thinking this really needs to be a live in-person shower…because now I’m starving! Thank you for joining in on surprising Joanne and thanks for being a special person!
Thanks Julie – how cool would it have been to have a live shower – everything sounds so good! Thank you for hosting the shower – you’re a wonderful, thoughtful friend!
Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas says
Jeanette, what a sweet surprise!!! It was so special to wake up this morning and see so many posts from you and my blogging friends to celebrate this new chapter for me, Pete, and James. What you wrote is so sweet. You’ve been so supportive of me over the years and it really means a lot. Thank you <3 and hope to see you soon!
Congratulations Joanne! I am so happy for you, Pete and James. I can’t wait to meet baby James 🙂
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
It must be extremely flavourful and delicious with sundried tomatoes and roasted pepper.
Thanks Angie – the sun dried tomatoes and roasted pepper do add great flavor to hummus 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Two of my favorite hummus flavors! Yum!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
I love the smoked paprika with sundried tomatoes. And little veggie dip cups like these are my appetizer weakness, so fun for a party! Thank you so much for joining in on this celebration!
I totally agree – smoked paprika + sundried tomatoes go great together. Thanks so much for hosting the shower – what a thoughtful idea!
Yum! I love that you added smoked paprika!
Hi Jeanette. I’ve gathered up the ingredients for this hummus (a weakness of mine!), and I’m making it tomorrow for a gathering over the weekend. Just a slight bit of confusion over the sun dried tomatoes – the ones not in oil. What is their texture like after this is made up? I mean, the little bits of tomato – do they absorb some of the moisture and just disappear into the hummus like the other ingredients? Or do they stay chewy? I know this will be processed smooth – but the tomatoes I got are sure chewy! I want to make sure I’m not missing anything in the recipe, or is it assumed you soak them and rehydrate them first? I’m excited to make this as I LOVE smokey paprika, and I LOVE hummus. Ha. 😉
Hi Suzi – the sun dried tomatoes I used were soft and a little chewy – not very dry. If yours are dry, you might want to soak them in some water or olive oil to soften them a little before processing them into the hummus. I did process the hummus for a while to ensure a smooth creamy texture.
Thanks Jeanette! I’ll let you know how it goes. I think I will soak them a few minutes, then squeeze the water out. They aren’t bone hard – crispy hard, but they are a bit more than “chewy”. 😉
Oh. My. Goodness! I’m giving this recipe an A+ or 6 stars. The flavors are right up our alley! It’s dreamy beyond words. A little sweet, a little smokey, a little spicy, and a gorgeous color! I throughly licked all my utensils and piled it on 3 crackers before refrigerating the rest. I don’t care if my company likes it or not – more for me!! (I’ve been told by my vegan friends that hummus is a food group, so this will be my main course if there’s any left!) Thanks for yet another great recipe!!
Suzi – so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I love how vibrant this hummus is – hope your friends liked it 🙂