I’m turning into a hummus girl. I used to hate hummus, and I think I’ve figured out why.
Store bought hummus is gross and grainy, and the flavors are out of balance.
Make it yourself and the problem is solved. You can puree it to your preferred consistency and mix and match flavors until they meld together to create a hummus that you adore. Then you’ll have a high protein, vegetarian snack that’s perfect for boosting you out of that mid-afternoon slump.
And I’ve created other bean dips like:
But this new hummus recipe is now my favorite.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
- 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 2 T tahini
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1 T water
- 3-4 sun dried tomatoes
1. Drain garbanzo beans and rinse well.
2. Place garlic cloves in the food processor and process until finely chopped.
3. Add drained garbanzo and all remaining ingredients. Process until the mixture is very smooth except for the small chunks of sun dried tomatoes.
4. Spoon into a bowl and garnish with sun dried tomato slivers.
Serve hummus with gluten-free crackers, sliced cucumbers, carrot and celery sticks, or spicy radishes. It also tastes great in place of mayo in a sandwich or wrap.
Makes 2 1/2 cups
Do you like hummus?
What are your favorite flavors?
This post is linked to:
- Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker
- Seasonal Sundays hosted by Brittany of Real Sustenance
- Real Food Weekly hosted by Diane of The Whole Gang