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!
- Can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 8-10 sun dried tomatoes
- 2 tbs tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- Olive oil (as required)
- 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!
- Add all ingredients to your food processor (I mince the garlic in advance, but do whatever suits you best!)
- Pulse until all ingredients are combined and slowly add oil as required
- Taste and then season with salt and pepper (and more cayenne if need be!)
7 Comments on Recipe: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
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Caeli @ Little Vegan BearOctober 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm (10 years ago)
Yess, I love sundried tomato hummus. I put basil in mine too.Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)October 14, 2013 at 8:23 am (10 years ago)
Ooh yum, basil would be delicious!
CindyOctober 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm (10 years ago)
We do this occasionally too, and I think I might like it even more than normal hummus!Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am (10 years ago)
I think that’s one of my favourite things about hummus, the flavour possibilities are endless! I still love the original though!
Lisa @ Greek VegetarianOctober 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm (10 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!Reply
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)October 15, 2013 at 10:31 am (10 years ago)
Thanks Lisa! I just love how versatile hummus is – you can never get bored with it!