This hummus is simple to make with only a few ingredients, and tastes exponentially better than the store-bought variety. 7 ingredients, 5 minutes. I know – how easy is that?!? I brought this hummus to a barbecue a few weeks ago, and it was a huge hit! Pair this it with some fresh veggies and grilled pita and you have a great little appetizer. With back-to-school season upon us, this easy red pepper hummus would be great to pack in your child’s lunch with some baby carrots and whole-grain crackers.
This recipe uses red pepper flakes and cayenne flavored olive oil, but you could easily omit the red pepper and use a neutral or lemon-flavored olive oil instead. Part of the fun of cooking is mixing and matching ingredients to match your flavor palate! Like lemons? Add more lemon juice or lemon zest. What about stirring in chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley? Delicious. I would encourage you to play with this recipe to see what you enjoy.