Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade Hummus

I love hummus. It’s easy, yummy, a great way to get some plant protein in and the kids just keep dipping. This combination of zesty and sour, may look benign, but it has a spicy kick and gives off some heat to keep your metabolism going. This is a huge hit when friends come over to watch some kind of sporting event. This also makes a great substitute for mayo.


  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15OZ) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cups Tahini
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/2 cups Roasted red peppers
  • 2 tbsp Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tbsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cups Kalamata olives pitted, optional


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor, fitted with an S-blade or high speed blender. Process until well-combined.
  • Serve with baked tortilla chips and/or raw vegetables.