I used to call myself a non-hummus eater.
That was until today.
When I made my own and fell in love.
Like head over heels in love.
Ok, so that maybe a little dramatic, but I am running on no sleep and pure adrenaline. And seeing as I probably will not be getting a whole lot of sleep in the next 7 days you can expect some crazy talk over here!
Back to the hummus. See I used to say hummus was not my thing. I LOVE beans, but something about the plain hummus with raw garlic and lemon juice just did not sit well with me. But since my cousins and the Mooney’s are in town, I needed some dips to satisfy everyone. Well it seems everyone wanted some hummus, so I made hummus, sun-dried tomato hummus.
OMG, one bite. That’s all I needed. I changed my story.
Maybe it is all the extra flavor I added or maybe it is that homemade is always just so much better. I do not know, but what I do know is this stuff is good! Dip it with some veggies, yum. Dip it with a pita, yum. Dip it with cracker, yum. Smear it on a sandwich, probably genius! Oh and you should probably add some feta to the sandwich as well. Oh, and then grill it like a grilled cheese. Holy yum! I think I will be doing this!
Aside from this being down right addicting (which is not all that bad of a thing seeing how healthy it!) it also takes maybe 10 minutes to make and you probably have the ingredients right in you pantry!
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Yields: 4 cups
- 2 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1 jar (10 Oz) sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
- 1 cup tahini paste
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoons sea salt, or more to taste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup sesame oil
Put chickpeas, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, tahini, tomato paste, some salt and smoked paprika in a food processor or blender and process until well combined and smooth. Drizzle in sesame oil adding more if you want a thinner consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add more oil, lemon juice or tomato paste if needed. Serve with a drizzle of oil.
It may be crazy over here, but at least we have hummus. Good hummus!