Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Hummus is a mainstay in any vegan’s fridge for its taste and nutritional punch. Chickpeas are famous for their protein while olive oil is full of good omega-3 fatty acids. By using sun-dried tomatoes you can alter the flavour of this traditional dish, or you can leave them out and stay true to the original recipe.

Time: 10/15 minutes (excluding bean cooking)                                     Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained                  or 1 cup of chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled for approx. 2 hours until cooked.

3 tbsp diced sun-dried tomatoes (approx.4-6)

2 large garlic cloves

2 tbsp of  fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons tahini (or smooth natural peanut butter)

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Warm water (up to 1/4 cup) to form the consistency you desire.

Optional: 1 tablespoon parsley or cumin or turmeric or fresh basil to your taste

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients except those ‘to taste’ into your blender and pulse. Stop intermittently to scrap down the sides of the blender.
  2. If it becomes too dry, add a teaspoon of warm water, one teaspoon at a time until the hummus reaches the consistency you desire.
  3. Taste test then add the (optional) spices and some salt and pepper. Remember it will taste a little thicker and creamy when chilled.
  4. Store in the fridge for at least 30mins before serving on crusty bread or atop a soup.

Hummus will keep for 1 week in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer. But I doubt it’ll last that long once you try it on hot rosemary bread or with sliced vegetables.

Note: You can vary this simple recipe to your own tastes, more or less garlic, or with or without salt (as sun-dried tomatoes are pretty salty anyway).

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2 Responses to Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

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  2. Meg says:

    Do tell where you got the sundried tomatoes in South Korea! I have a dehydrator, but since Korea doesn’t have the right kind of tomatoes, it just won’t work as well.

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