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Raw Sun Dried Tomato & Red Pepper No Bean Hummus

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It is DAY 11 of "I LOVE Vitamix" month and the Vitamix Giveaway is going off like a cracker. We have had almost 15,000 hits to this giveaway in the last week! Pretty incredible.

Here is Vitamix Recipe #11: Raw Vegan Sun Dried Tomato & Red Pepper No Bean Hummus. I love this recipe because it is ridiculously quick and easy, and is loaded with flavour. You will need a high speed blender in order to get a really smooth creamy consistency. However, if you don't have a Vitamix you can make this dip in a food processor. You will have a more rustic consistency but the flavour is excellent. 

I love "no bean" hummus recipes because I am a blood type A and have difficulty digesting chickpeas. Did anyone say "excessive flatulence?" So this no bean hummus dip is a fantastic socially acceptable option for me! If you want a quick easy conventional hummus recipe check out my 5 minute rescue hummus which is delicious! If you want some other amazing dip recipes check out the cashew dip, green pea chutney, and the sun dried tomato and macadamia pesto. 

I really love the combination of sun dried tomatos and red bell peppers. There is a sweetness and tanginess that lends itself really well to this raw vegan dip. This dip tastes amazing without the spices. If you are feeding this to children you will want to leave them out.

This hummus is fantastic spread on crackers or sandwiches or as a dip for raw vegetables. If you want a bit of a kick feel free to add in the cayenne and paprika or a pinch of red chilli pepper flakes. Taste the dip before you add the spices. You might like it as it is with a pinch more sea salt. 

Either way, this dip is a winner. 

Raw Sun Dried Tomato & Red Pepper No Bean Hummus

  • 1 cup chopped peeled zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup chopped seeded and chopped red bell pepper (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomato
  • 1  - 1 ½ Tbsp finely chopped garlic depending on taste preference
  • ½ cup raw tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • OR instead of paprika and cayenne, a pinch of dried red pepper flakes 
  1. Place all the ingredients in your high speed blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth and creamy.
  2. If you don’t have a high speed blender you can make this in a food processor.
  3. Makes about 1 ½ cups

Tip: a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press

If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.

Two of my favourite ingredients…I will be making this one for a friends BBQ this weekend. It looks sooooo good . I am sure it will be devoured in seconds.


I Just whipped up a batch!! I added some more garlic and hot pepper (because thats what I like) and it was FANTASTIC!! I am taking it with me to school today with some Veggie for dinner :) Thanks again Tess!!


Oh, I LIKE your blend Mallory! YUMMO!
Thanks for sharing. I LOVE taking it this with veggie sticks for my lunch too :)

Omg. Another winner! This will become a staple for me like so many of your recipes, blender girl.  I added some scallions to my batch.

I just joined pinterest and this was my first pin. I think. If I “pinned” correctly.


LOL! Elaine, I haven’t figured out Pinterest yet either! You are ahead of me!
I am HONOURED to be your first “Pin”.
Thankyou for all of your support and encouragement. I means SO much to me!

This hummus came out great!  Loved it!  Thanks!


Oh Thanks Kibby!
I appreciate all of your feedback so much!

LOVE IT! Like regular hummus, except… Oh yes, SO MUCH BETTER!!!!! Great, delicious combination of veg… The paprika is on the money, as is the cayenne pepper!!!!  Genius, I tell you. Go on, folks - Be a wee bit spicy, you won’t regret it ;-)


I like this better than regular hummus too :)
I LOVE the spicy hit too….

Made this recipe yesterday after a 5 day was so bitter it was inedible! If I make it again I will use way less tahini.


Wow, thankyou for that feedback. I receive a ton of tweets and emails about this recipe and nobody has ever said that….interesting….it may be the cucumbers you used. Were they bitter?

I was just going through nearly every dip on your pinterest and I must say—you just seem like the nicest person!!! Also I love the recipes. Thanks!


Thankyou, that is lovely. Yes, this dip is a winner…and isn’t pinterest SO much fun? Great to be connected :)

Would this work without the oil? I don’t use any added oils.


Yes. Just substitute with more water.

Great post.  But what’s meant by “omit if alkaline” in the line about the spices?  I didn’t see anything referencing the alkalinity of the spices in the post.  Thank you.


Sorry about that. That was a mistake made by my assistant when we reformatted recipes.

Is 1/2 cup tahini correct in recipe? It seems like a lot and it would make it biter and over power.


Yes, It is. But, you can start with 1/4 cup or 1/3 and add to taste.

what do you think would happen if I omitted the zucchini, or what would you use instead?

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