Zesty Vegan Hummus

This zesty vegan hummus is a healthy snack that is sure to put pep in your step, and it doesn't even call for tahini! Yes, tahini, not Tahiti (I wish, though.) Instead, this zesty plant-based hummus gets its spunk from freshly squeezed lemon juice and chili powder.

Easy, 8 ingredient zesty hummus. Made with lemon goodness and protein packed chickpeas.

Zesty Vegan Hummus

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  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder


  1. Throw all ingredients into a food processor or blender and get your blend on! Add additional olive oil if desired consistency is yet to be acquired.

  2. Serve with toasted bread, pitas or even corn chips!

  3. Eat it! Right now.


When using canned chickpeas, try to get ones with no or little added salt and rinse them thoroughly. 

This plant-based hummus is great spread over this Artisan Garlic Loaf.

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