Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomatoes could possibly be one of my most favorite things on the planet. I remember in high school, for my “after school snack,” I would ask my mom to make me some homemade sun dried tomatoes. She did this by letting them cook in the oven for a few hours at a low temp. They were perfect and still my favorite way to eat them to this day.

I know most of us are trying to eat healthier for new years resolutions and goals for the new year. This can be hard for me because I just enjoy food a little too much, especially the snacky kinds. I also live for the Super Bowl and all the yummy finger foods that line themselves up on my table. So I compromised. I decided to make some hummus.

Hummus is definitely a healthier alternative to dips and other appetizers. It is primarily made up of garbanzo beans. The texture and flavor of hummus is definitely unique and definitely different than your typical dips, but I absolutely love it.

I wanted to make a hummus that involved sun-dried tomatoes because I knew they would compliment it perfectly. I found this recipe on All Recipes and have to say that this is by far one of the best hummuses I have ever tried and is definitely a keeper recipe in my home.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus on chef-in-training.com ...This is a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional dips. It is jam packed with flavor and completely addictive! #recipe #appetizer #hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus on chef-in-training.com ...This is a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional dips. It is jam packed with flavor and completely addictive! #recipe #appetizer #hummus

By Chef in Training January 20, 2013

  • Yield: about 4 cups

This is a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional dips. It is jam packed with flavor and completely addictive! #recipe #appetizer #hummus

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine garlic, tahini paste, salt and lemon juice. Process until smooth.
  2. Add drained garbanzo beans and olive oil to food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Next add sun-dried tomatoes and basil and process until the tomatoes are finely chopped into the hummus.
  4. Spread hummus into a shallow serving dish, making a few grooves on top for decretive purposes.
  5. Place in fridge for at least one hour prior to serving.
  6. When ready to serve drizzle some olive oil into the grooves and sprinkle with a tiny bit of paprika if desired.
  7. Serve with pita chips.

Enjoy!
(recipe from: All Recipes)

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  1. 1

    Sounds yummy!

  2. 2

    Love sundried tomatoes. will try this hummus soon. :)

  3. 3

    I’m the biggest fan of sundried tomatoes! They are amazing…love them! I used to use them all the time in things and fell out of the habit. Need to pick them up again. Delish hummus!

  4. 4

    I love this! I have a favorite white bean dip and I love the idea of adding sun-dried tomatoes to it. :)

  5. 5

    I love, hummus and am adding this to the Super Bowl menu! Thanks Nikki, your pictures are amazing!

  6. 6

    I love hummus and haven’t made any in a long time. Am going to get the ingredients and make this today! I usually make a roasted red pepper hummus and it is delicious, but this will be a new one to try. I have a lot of celey and carrots in the house and they will make a good pairing with this hummus. Thank you for the great recipes!!

  7. 7

    I love adding sundried tomatoes to hummus, I need to try this soon!

  8. 8

    Mmm I love houmous! Your tomatoey one looks lush!

  9. 9

    I love your blog and cook a ton of your recipes! I included a link to this recipe in a round-up of quick and easy appetizers at http://thecozyabode.com/?p=667.

  10. 10

    LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    You are making a wonderful chef for your family – so glad you shared this.