Spicy Sundried Tomato Hummus: Zinc-Packed Beauty Snack

As a follow-up to my post on vegan and vegetarian sources of the anti-aging, anti-acne mineral zinc, here's my recipe for Spicy Sundried Tomato Hummus, a snack that's brimming with good plant-based sources of zinc: chickpeas and tahini.

Dip some cut raw mushrooms into this hummus for an even bigger zinc beauty boost!

Spicy Sundried Tomato Hummus
Recipe Type: beauty snack
Author: Jolene Hart
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 6
This snack is packed with anti-aging zinc! Adjust the cayenne to taste and serve warm with cool, crunchy veggies.
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, rehydrated and drained
  • 2 15 oz cans (about 3Β½ cups) garbanzo beans, drained and cooking liquid reserved
  • 1 organic lemon, peeled and seeded
  • tsp minced lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Microwave garbanzo beans for one minute to warm, stirring halfway.
  2. Combine garbanzos, lemon, peel, sundried tomatoes, tahini, olive oil and Β½ cup reserved cooking liquid in a Vitamix, food processor or other high-powered blender until fluffy and smooth.
  3. Stir in the last ΒΌ cup reserved cooking liquid as needed to thin, and add cumin, cayenne and sea salt to taste.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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