Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Introduction

Sun-dried tomato Hummus is a delightful recipe that adds a burst of flavor to any gathering or meal. Whether you’re following a cookbook recipe or putting your spin on it, this hummus is sure to be a hit. Have fun experimenting with flavors and enjoy the delicious versatility of Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

  • Store leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • Customize with spices or herbs like paprika, basil, or red pepper flakes for added flavor.

Enjoy this creamy and flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus as a dip, spread, or topping for your favorite dishes!

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

Sun-dried tomato hummus is a delightful twist on classic hummus, infusing it with the rich, tangy flavors of sun-dried tomatoes. This dip is perfect for parties, snacks, or as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. The combination of creamy chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and sun-dried tomatoes creates a robust and flavorful dip that’s both savory and satisfying.

If you love hummus and the rich flavor of tomatoes, you’ll ADORE this simple sun-dried tomato hummus. It’s SO versatile, creamy, easy to make, and adds instant flavor to just about everything. Enjoy it on pita, veggies, crackers, sandwiches, and more.

It’s perfect for parties, picnics, meal prep, road trips, and everything in between! Just 15 minutes and a food processor or blender are required. Let’s make hummus!

This recipe is adapted from the Simple Sun-Dried TomatoBaked Frittata with Carrots and Harissa, Served with Tunisian Style Hummus in our cookbook! We made a few modifications to ensure it works well with different types and brands of sun-dried tomatoes. There should be no obstacles when the hummus craving hits (hummus lovers, unite)! Learn about the origins of hummus, and the OG hummus lovers, here.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed for desired consistency
  • Optional garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, extra sun-dried tomatoes, drizzle of olive oil

Instructions

Step 1: Prep Ingredients
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly under cold water.
  • Drain the sun-dried tomatoes from the oil and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Mince the garlic cloves.
Step 2: Blend Ingredients
  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy, pausing to scrape down the sides of the food processor if needed.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add water gradually (about 1 tablespoon at a time) until you reach your desired consistency.
Step 3: Adjust Seasoning
  • Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, lemon juice, or olive oil to suit your preference.
Step 4: Serve
  • Transfer the sun-dried tomato hummus to a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and garnish with chopped fresh parsley and additional sun-dried tomatoes if desired.
  • Serve with pita bread, crackers, and fresh vegetables, or use as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.
  • Store any leftover sun-dried tomato hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to a week.
  • Before serving leftovers, stir the hummus and add a little olive oil if it appears dry.

Variations and Tips

Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

  • Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Creamy Texture: For an even creamier texture, you can peel the chickpeas before blending.
  • Herb Infusion: Incorporate fresh herbs like basil or parsley into the hummus for added freshness and flavor.
  • Nutritional Boost: Mix in a tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a cheesy, umami flavor and added nutrients.
  • Substitutions: If you don’t have tahini, you can use natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter or almond butter as a substitute.
  • Storage: Store leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Drizzle a thin layer of olive oil on top to help keep it fresh.
  • Drizzle with a little olive oil and garnish with chopped parsley and additional sun-dried tomatoes if desired.
  • If you prefer a more intense sun-dried tomato flavor, Vegetarian Eggs Benedict with Spinach and Avocado you can add more sun-dried tomatoes to the recipe.
  • Adjust the amount of garlic based on your preference for garlic flavor.
  • Tahini is essential for the creamy texture and nutty flavor of hummus, but you can adjust the amount to suit your taste.
  • Store leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Drizzle a little olive oil on top before storing to help retain moisture and freshness.
  • This sun-dried tomato hummus is delicious, versatile, and perfect for snacking or as an appetizer for gatherings. Enjoy making and savoring this homemade Mediterranean delight!

Serving Suggestions Sun-dried tomato hummus is incredibly versatile. Here are a few creative ways to enjoy it:

  • Spread on toasted bagels or sandwiches for a flavorful twist.
  • Use as a dip for fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve alongside grilled meats or roasted vegetables.
  • Incorporate into pasta dishes or grain bowls for added protein and Enjoy as a dip with pita chips, tortilla chips, or crispy bread sticks.
1. Can I Use Fresh Tomatoes Instead of Sun-Dried?

While sun-dried tomatoes impart a unique flavor to this hummus, you can experiment with fresh tomatoes. However, the texture and taste may differ slightly.

2. How Long Does Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Last in the Refrigerator?

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Ensure to cover the surface with a thin layer of olive oil to preserve freshness.

3. Can I Freeze Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus?

Yes, you can freeze Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus. Store it in freezer-safe containers or zip-top bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

4. What Are Some Serving Suggestions for Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus?

Sun-dried tomato Hummus is versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways:

  • Serve as a dip with pita bread, crackers, or vegetable crudites.
  • Use as a spread in sandwiches, wraps, or as a topping for baked potatoes.
  • Incorporate into pasta dishes or salads for added flavor and protein.
5. Can I Adjust the Consistency of the Hummus?

Yes, you can customize the texture of the hummus by adding more water for a smoother consistency or reducing water for a thicker dip.

6. What Other Flavor Variations Can I Explore?

Experiment with different herbs and spices to create unique hummus flavors. Consider adding fresh basil, roasted red peppers, or olives for creative twists. This recipe works with two options: sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and those that are harder and dry. Soaking the sun-dried tomatoes in warm water softens them to encourage blending (if using dry) and removes some of the flavor of the brine (if using sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil).

  • Then we drain and add to a food processor or blender with chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, dried oregano, and olive oil. Adding the chickpea brine from the can ensure a super creamy, easy-to-blend hummus! Lastly, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with (optional) olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and smoked paprika to make it pretty and add textural contrast!
  • Simple sun-dried tomato hummus with BIG tomato flavor. A versatile dip or spread for pita, crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and more. Just 15 minutes are required!

   Conclusion

Your sun-dried tomato hummus is now ready to be served! Scoop it into a bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, and additional sun-dried tomatoes for a beautiful presentation. Sun-dried tomato hummus is a wonderful addition to any gathering or meal. With its robust flavor profile and creamy texture, it’s bound to become a favorite snack or appetizer. Experiment with different herbs, spices, and add-ins to create your own unique version of this beloved dip. Enjoy the deliciousness of sun-dried tomatoes infused into classic hummus with this easy-to-follow recipe!

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