Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

June 7, 2013

When we left for California our fridge already looked pretty pathetic. We were basically subsiding on Trader Joe’s tamales and tortilla chips. Since we’ve gotten back we still haven’t gone to the store, making meal times particularly precarious. Last week my aunt sent me a recipe for jalapeno hummus which has been stuck in my head ever since but alas with the state of our fridge, no jalapeno. What I did have were sun-dried tomatoes. On a side note, does anyone remember the Friends where Ross and Monica’s dad laments about not having invented sun-dried tomatoes. Still gets me. Anyway, long story short, this sun-dried tomato hummus was born out of lack.sun dried tomato hummus

It’s delicious, albeit, very garlicky. Feel free to tame it down if you prefer it a little milder. I used dry chickpeas but canned would work just as well. I also used dried sun-dried tomatoes. If you use some packed in oil, use a little tap water or the canned chickpea liquid in place of the soaking liquid.

Top with a few chickpeas and enjoy with fresh veggies or tortilla chips like I did.sun dried tomato hummus

 

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
 
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8 sun-dried tomatoes 1.5-2 cups of cooked chickpeas 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon roasted tahini 1 teaspoon salt Juice of 1 lemon ¼-1/2 cup sun-dried tomato soaking liquid
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Serves: 2-3 cups
Ingredients
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1.5-2 cups of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon roasted tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼-1/2 cup sun-dried tomato soaking liquid
Instructions
  1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes in water for 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, place all ingredients except soaking liquid.
  3. Run processor until mixture starts to come together. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times.
  4. With the motor running, slowly add soaking liquid one tablespoon at a time. I probably used about a ½ cup of liquid but wasn't measuring exactly. Add the water until you get it to a consistency that you like.

sun dried tomato hummus

Enjoy and Exhale!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Ani D June 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Growing up in an Armenian household, I’ve had a lot of hummus and there is nothing better than homemade! I love all variations of different flavors and beans and this looks yummy!!

    • Reply Lisa June 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Hummus is a staple of my diet, sounds like it is for you too. I love how many variation you can make and how easy it is. Homemade is definitely best! Thanks for reading Ani!

  • Reply Sophie33 June 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    A georgous & very appetizing sun-dried tomato hummus! I love it too! Yum!

    • Reply Lisa June 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you Sophie! Simple and delicious.

  • Reply angieeatspeace June 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This sounds delish! I love playing around with hummus recipes.

    • Reply Lisa June 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thanks! Hummus is so versatile, experimenting with new recipes is always fun.

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