Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Every once in a while I get the craving for a creamy dip and although I am completely enthralled by hot melted cheese dips I often want something on the healthier side and at times like this hummus is my 'goto' dip of choice. At it's base hummus is made with pureed chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice but you can easily add flavours to it to keep things interesting. One of my faourite flavoured hummus has to be sun dried tomato hummus as sun dried tomatoes are just packed with flavour and they go really well in a creamy hummus base. Sun dried tomatoes typically come either dehydrated or packed in oil and both work in hummus either by re-hydrating the dehydrated ones or by draining the ones packed in oil and then adding them to the food processor along with everything else to puree. This sun dried tomato hummus works very well as a dip with toasted pita chips or vegetables for dipping or as a tasty spread in sandwiches or wraps where it adds a ton of flavour and a nice creamy texture.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
For the pita chips, cut a pita into triangles, lightly brush with olive oil and bake in a preheated 400F oven until crispy and golden brown, about 3-6 minutes per side.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

A creamy sun dried tomato chickpea dip or spread that is so addictively good and so easy to make!


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (drained or re-hydrated)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
Directions
  1. Puree the chickpeas, sundried tomatoes, tahini, garilc, lemon juice and oil in a food processor adding more oil or water if necessary to bring it to the consistency that you like and salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

Tip: Use some of the oil that the tomatoes are packed in instead of the olive oil.
Option: Add a few basil leaves for a nice freshness.

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11 comments:

Ferdzy said...

Mmmm, yessss...

Nora B. said...

I'm so boring, I always have plain, ordinary hummus. This is a great idea.

Cynthia said...

This is bookmarked to try, Kevin.

Pam said...

Kevin, looks good. I just made some plain hummus the othe day, wish I had thought of using some of my slow roasted tomatoes.

Nirmala said...

Isn't home made hummus the best? It always tastes better than the best quality store bought. This has inspired me to make roasted red pepper hummus! Thanks!

Kacy said...

Sounds yummy. Just so you know, the link in your email (http://www.closetcooking.com/2007/09/oven-dried-tomato-hummus.html) goes nowhere - looks like it has the wrong date in the URL

Joanne said...

Mmm sun-dried tomatoes must add such great flavor to this hummus! Love it!

Julie said...

I can't decide if the clove of garlic should be added in the processing or as a garnish?

Kevin Lynch said...

Julie: The garlic is pureed with the chickpeas and everything else. (Those are a few chickpeas on top that I used as garnish in the photo.)

Jemma said...

I am always looking for hummus recipes-this sounds like a real winner.
I have pinned it as well-
Jemma

Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe (with full credit and a link-back) in a hummus recipe roundup today on Foxes Love Lemons. Happy Friday!

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