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

Spicy Sundried Tomato Hummus

This snack is packed with anti-aging zinc!  Adjust the cayenne to taste and serve warm with cool, crunchy veggies.

Serves 6


  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, rehydrated and drained

  • 2 15 oz cans (about 3½ 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


Microwave garbanzo beans for one minute to warm, stirring halfway.

Combine garbanzos, lemon, peel, sundried tomatoes, tahini, olive oil and ½ cup reserved cooking liquid in a Vitamix, food processor or other high-powered blender until fluffy and smooth.

Stir in the last ¼ cup reserved cooking liquid as needed to thin, and add cumin, cayenne and sea salt to taste.

Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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