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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

11 Comments 10 May 2011

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

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.

I love this Parsley Hummus (adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen).

And I’ve created other bean dips like:

Black Bean Fiesta Dip
Lemony Rosemary White Bean Dip
Herby White Bean Dip

But this new hummus recipe is now my favorite.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
by Heather

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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?

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11 Comments so far

  1. Ricki says:

    Yum! I love mixing unusual stuff into hummus–pumpkin, sweet potato, roasted garlic, red pepper, and most recently, leafy greens! This sundried tomato version sounds fabulous.

  2. Vivek says:

    I LOVE hummus! Made one with feta cheese and scallions, mint once – that was fantastic!

    I also make a spicy one with roasted red jalapenos and roasted red peppers – maybe some harissa.

    Very versatile dish!

  3. I am obsessed with hummus. I even like not so great hummus, though I agree – homemade is the way to go :)

  4. nom nom nom nom…oh, ‘scuse me, I’m mentally eating the pic off your screen and got carried away with myself!

  5. Melanie says:

    I absolutely love hummus! I like it because its so versatile, I can use different herbs or veggies and it takes on a whole new spin to hummus. I have never made sundried tomato hummus, and yours looks fabulous! I need to try this asap! :)


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