Sun Dried Tomato Hummus ~ Do you enjoy hummus as much as we do? We especially love sun dried tomato hummus because it adds a nice flavour to this healthy and tasty dip.
Hummus is a versatile kind of dish because you can enjoy it so many different ways. Ever since the kids were little they ate it as a dip to go with their veggies, which I write about in How I Got My Kids To Eat Vegetables. It’s great as a side with pita or naan bread and a hearty bowl of soup. One of my favourite ways to enjoy it is spread on toast with sliced tomato to make my healthy but super tasty version of a toasted tomato sandwich for lunch. It also makes a great appetizer when served with some crackers while enjoying a glass of wine. Now you can see why it is so versatile!
The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas. They are a legume and super healthy plant protein providing 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of fat in a 1/2 cup serving. That’s a good thing!
Chickpeas are also super inexpensive. I love foods where you get a lot of taste and nutrition for hardly any money.
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans and I have seen it spelled as one word or as two words. For example the can of chickpeas sitting in my pantry is actually spelled chick peas. Very confusing.
This recipe for sun dried tomato hummus makes a lot but I find it doesn’t last long in the fridge. My family members are grazers when it comes to eating so they’ll often grab a spoon and scoop out a tablespoon right out of the container and put it back in the fridge. As long as there’s no double dipping I’m fine with that!
You can buy ready made hummus in all kinds of flavours. I added sun dried tomatoes, my favourite to this recipe. It adds a nice flavour and turns the hummus into a pretty orange colour. I recommend not using the sun dried tomatoes packed in oil. That being said, I do recommend adding one or two tablespoons of water to the sun dried tomato hummus depending on what kind of texture you like. I like mine a little on the creamy side so I add a little more water just at the end when pureeing it in the food processor. I also add a tablespoon of honey to add a sweet flavour. Lastly how garlicky you like your hummus and how big the garlic cloves are depends on how many you will want to add.
Printable Recipe For Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
- ⅓ cp sun dried tomatoes
- 2 to 4 large garlic cloves
- 1 can (19 oz/450 ml) chickpeas, drained
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- In a food processor chop sun dried tomatoes and garlic cloves.
- Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, honey, cumin and salt.
- Puree mixture until smooth.
- Add water as needed to create desired consistency.