Raw Red Hummus

Top view of Red Hummus in a dark colored bowl surrounded by ingredients and foods to dip. Dark background.
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 4
Recipe Source: 
The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters ($19.99, Ten Speed Press, 2016)


  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 13 cup hulled tahini, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup peeled and roughly chopped zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup ribbed, seeded, and roughly chopped red bell pepper (about 1 medium)
  • 14 cup drained, dried, and roughly chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (about 1 clove), plus more to taste
  • 18 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos, gluten-free soy sauce, or tamari, plus more to taste
  • 34 tsp natural salt, plus more to taste
  • Optional Boosters
    • 14 tsp smoked paprika
    • 18 tsp red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
    • 1 tsp raw sesame seeds


  1. Throw all ingredients, including optional smoked paprika and red pepper flake boosters (not raw sesame seeds), into a blender and blast on high for about 1 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  2. Tweak tahini, garlic, liquid aminos, salt, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  3. Chill in fridge for a few hours to thicken. Serve garnished with optional sesame seed booster.


Chill the blend in the fridge to thicken. It keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Info: 
185 Calories, 5 g Protein, 11 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 15 g Total fat (2 g sat), 245 mg Sodium, ★★★★★  Vitamin C, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Phosphorus, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, Calcium, Folate, Iron, Zinc