Recipe: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Every time I make dip I wonder why I ever buy it – it’s so simple, so fast and generally so much tastier when you make it yourself! I’m a big fan of hummus as I find it makes an excellent dip but is equally delicious as a spread in a sandwich so when trying to decide what to make for work this week I decided a variation on hummus was in order. I had seen sun dried tomatoes on special at my local Turkish grocer recently so decided they would do the trick and it turned out deliciously. Smooth and creamy with a nice little kick from the cayenne pepper – perfect!

Ingredients List

  1. Can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  2. 8-10 sun dried tomatoes
  3. 2 tbs tahini
  4. Juice of 1 lemon
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. Cayenne pepper to taste
  7. Olive oil (as required)
  8. Salt and pepper

The amount of oil you will need will depend on how oily your sun dried tomatoes are and also your tahini. I added about 1tbs of oil to mine in the end, but see how you go!



  1. Add all ingredients to your food processor (I mince the garlic in advance, but do whatever suits you best!)
  2. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and slowly add oil as required
  3. Taste and then season with salt and pepper (and more cayenne if need be!)
  4. Enjoy!


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7 Comments on Recipe: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 14, 2013 at 8:23 am (11 years ago)

      Ooh yum, basil would be delicious!

  1. Cindy
    October 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm (11 years ago)

    We do this occasionally too, and I think I might like it even more than normal hummus!
    Cindy recently posted…Shu

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am (11 years ago)

      I think that’s one of my favourite things about hummus, the flavour possibilities are endless! I still love the original though!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    October 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh I love this. Hummus is such a versatile dip – chickpeas and tahini are made for each other, but I love how they are also open to inviting other ingredients to the party! I’ve never thought to add sun-dried tomatoes to hummus but I can imagine the flavours working really well together. Great idea!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 15, 2013 at 10:31 am (11 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa! I just love how versatile hummus is – you can never get bored with it!


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