I’ve mentioned before how much I love hummus, and this time I tried making Sundried Tomato Hummus! I just love sundried tomatoes and I had found a recipe at AllRecipes that sounded good. It’s made with oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. I halved most of the recipe, because I didn’t need to make 4 cups of hummus, and used more sun-dried tomatoes in it for a stronger, more tomato-y taste. I also needed to use more lemon juice and olive oil in this hummus because the original recipe was really thick. It’s a little thicker and chunkier than other hummus recipes I’ve made because of the sun-dried tomatoes in it, but it is so good-and I love the fresh basil in it, too!
SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS by NancyCreative, adapted from AllRecipes
Makes about 2 cups
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup tahini paste
- 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 (15.5-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (I used the Julienne Cut, for easier blending)
- 1/3 cup finely shredded fresh basil
- Optional garnish: 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon paprika
Place garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the garbanzo beans and olive oil, blending again until smooth, scraping the sides of the processor occasionally. If mixture is too thick, add a little more olive oil, lemon juice, or water. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and pulse until they’ve been chopped into very small pieces and incorporated evenly into the hummus. Add the basil and pulse a few times until it is mixed in.
Spread hummus into a shallow serving dish and serve.
If desired, you can make a few decorative grooves on top, refrigerate for 1 hour, then drizzle with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving. Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread.
I think I could eat hummus every day without getting tired of it! So I’m really glad it’s healthy! Are you a big hummus fan too?
Hummus with sun-dried tomatoes sounds wonderful to me! It’s funny how the sun-dried tomato was the darling of the food community back in the nineties and then it just disappeared, but I love them and incorporate them into various dishes year round. I’m sure the combination of the tomatoes with the fresh basil was really lovely!
Yes, you’re right–you heard a lot about them back then! I still love using them in recipes, too! 🙂
Mmmmmm! Hummus! Definitely going to blitz up some of this!
Hope you like it! 🙂
I love hummus too and this one looks fantastic. 🙂 Thank you for posting it!
You’re welcome, and I hope you Like it as much as I do! 🙂
I am a huge fan of hummus and love it in a really healthy salad with lots of nuts and veggies. Love the addition of basil in this very fresh and delicious. Wishing you a super weekend. BAM
Enjoy your weekend, too! 🙂
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Yes, if you like sun-dried tomatoes, I think you would love it! 🙂
Absolutely love them!
I LOVE Hummus and so happy to see this recipe! Thank you for the variety, XOXO
You’re welcome, Susan, and I hope you have a great week! 🙂
I don’t know why, but I’ve never made my own hummus. I’m always buying the store bought, but can only imagine how wonderful homemade is!! You have inspired me to try making it, you make it sound so easy! ❤
Sometimes I use store bought, too, but I really like making it when I have the time and ingredients–and it is pretty easy to make. You’ll have to let me know how you like your homemade hummus! 🙂
I definitely will!! I’ll be making this recipe for sure.. 🙂
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