Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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The delicious Roasted Red Pepper Dip made with white beans, garlic, lemon, and Italian seasoning is a delicious alternative to classic hummus and is packed with flavor. Great for a healthy snack or appetizer.

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Vibrant, wholesome, and bursting with bright flavors, this Roasted Red Pepper Dip recipe is a dream come true. Made simply with just 6 ingredients, this eye-catching dip can be served alongside raw vegetables and crackers for the perfect healthy snack.

This recipe is seriously delicious and takes very little prep work. Because we use jarred roasted red peppers rather than roasting our own, all you have to do is blend the ingredients together in a food processor until you have a smooth, creamy dip. In just a few minutes, you’ll have an amazing dip to snack on all week long.

One of my favorite things about this tasty dip is that it’s extremely versatile. You can dip chips or veggies in it, spread it onto sandwiches, or use it to dress your salads. I love adding it to vegetarian sandwiches with avocado, mushrooms, and greens. Roasted Red Pepper Dip works great as a healthier alternative to common spreads and dips like mayonnaise or Ranch dressing.

Whether you add this dip to the appetizer table at your next social gathering, enjoy it as a snack paired with chips and veggies, or spread it onto your sandwiches, I guarantee you’re going to love it. It’s easy, colorful, healthy, and seriously delicious. It's also a great alternative to hummus if you want something made without chickpeas.

Red pepper white bean dip with a hand dipping in a slice of bell pepper.

Key Ingredients

To make this delicious recipe, you will need the following key ingredients:

  • Roasted red peppers: The stars of the show! When red bell peppers are roasted, they get sweeter and deeper in flavor, making them absolutely delicious.
  • White beans: I prefer to use Cannellini beans, but you can also use Great Northern beans if you have those at home. If you prefer chickpeas, consider making this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus instead.
  • Olive oil: In addition to adding heart-healthy fats, olive oil also helps the rest of our ingredients blend together into a creamy dip.
  • Lemon juice: This adds a beautiful touch of acidity that brightens up the whole dish.
  • Italian seasoning: This recipe doesn’t need too much additional seasoning to stand out, but this tasty spice blend brings everything together and takes the dip to the next level.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves add a ton of delicious flavor that complements the roasted red peppers.

Health Benefits of Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red peppers, the cooked form of red bell peppers, are loaded with nutritional benefits. They’re low in calories, high in vitamins and antioxidants, and make a fantastic addition to any healthy diet. Of all bell peppers, red ones are the sweetest, most ripe, and contain the highest levels of nutrients. For example, just one red bell pepper contains 169% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. According to Healthline, these are some of the top health benefits of roasted red peppers:

  • Supports bone health
  • Improves eye health
  • Supports a strong immune system
  • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Prevents anemia as an iron-rich food
  • Helps regulate blood pressure levels
  • Protects your memory and supports brain health

Recipe Tips and Ideas for Red Pepper Dip

Here are some of my top recipe tips for this dish:

  • This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is incredible with chips, crackers, or veggies.
  • You can roast your own red peppers if you would like, but I prefer to use the pre-roasted kind you can find in a jar at the store. It tastes just as delicious and cuts out a ton of prep time.
  • If you’re a spicy food lover, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, or crushed red pepper to the dish before blending it up.
  • For a cheesy twist, try adding shredded parmesan or nutritional yeast to the rest of the ingredients before blending them.
  • Try serving this dip as a sandwich spread, pasta sauce, salad dressing, or spread on top of roasted veggies.
  • For a stunning presentation, try adding a sprig of fresh basil or thyme for a beautiful pop of color.

Storage and Freezing

  • To store this dip in the fridge, transfer it to an airtight bag or container and refrigerate it for up to 5-7 days.
  • To store this dip in the freezer, transfer it to an airtight bag or container and freeze it for up to 3 months. Keep in mind, this will alter the texture and flavor of the dip so it won’t be quite as creamy and delicious as it was before it was frozen.

Roasted red pepper and white bean dip in a bowl with olive oil, garlic, and sliced red bell peppers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this flavorful dish:

Is this dish healthy?

Absolutely. The ingredients used in this dish are loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, and fiber. This dip makes an excellent healthy choice for a dip or spread.

Are roasted red peppers the same as bell peppers?

Yes. When you see a jar of roasted red peppers at the store, they are always bell peppers unless the label specifically says they’re hot peppers. Be sure you don’t buy the hot kind for this dish or your taste buds may be in for a rude awakening!

What can I serve with this dish?

Anything you want! If you serve this dish as a dip, you can pair it with crackers, chips, or raw veggies. You can also use it as a sandwich spread, a salad dressing, and even a pasta sauce. Feel free to get creative and have fun with it.

Can you freeze roasted red pepper dip?

This dish can be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed out in the fridge overnight. However, it’s important to note that freezing the dip will likely alter the texture, so it won’t be quite the same as it was when you first made it.

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The Recipe
Roasted red pepper dip in a bowl drizzled with olive oil with garlic, crackers, and red bell pepeprs on the side.

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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  • 15 oz canned white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz jarred roasted red peppers (packed in water and drained)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (or smoked paprika for serving)

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Add everything to a food processor and blend until smooth.


Taste and season as needed. If desired, top with a drizzle of olive oil and dusting of paprika.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 686mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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