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?