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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This spin on classic hummus has the addition of sweet roasted red pepper for flavor and color.

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  • 180 g (1 cup) roasted red pepper
  • 120 ml (½ cup) water
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 70 g (½ cup) sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
  • 450 g (3 cups) chickpeas, canned, drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, or ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. With a peeler or paring knife, remove the peel and white pith from the lemon, leaving just the flesh. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed.
  3. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.

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