Hummus is probably one of the easiest and tastiest snacks ever. Plus, you can make all sorts of wonderful twists to it to really make it out-of-this-world. This sundried tomato hummus is so, so good, that it has become the most requested dip at home all the time now. We’re totally crazy for it. We eat it with veggie sticks, rice crackers, corn tortilla chips, baked sweet potato chips and I’ve even packed it as part of a rainbow bowl for lunch at work. It’s so delicious, you just have to make it asap and I promise you will get to hummus heaven!
I’ve posted this recipe earlier on my Instagram as it was an impromptu but too-good-not-to-be-shared-immediately recipe. I tend to post those types of recipes there, especially smoothies, so if you’d like more from me do follow at @beehealthyblog. Do drop by and say hi!
Chickpeas are wonderfully versatile and are a good source of plant-based protein. It’s not the full spectrum of protein amino acids but if you eat lots of leafy greens and other plant-based proteins, you’ll more than surely get your daily needs. Have you had baked chickpeas? So addictive and a totally healthy snack too.
The secret to a creamy, delicious and nutritious hummus is tahini. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds, a fantastic source of non-dairy calcium, and it also has a good dose of magnesium and iron too. You just can’t make hummus without tahini.
- 8 pieces of sundried tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (or the sundried tomato oil)
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a food processor, shortly pulse the sundried tomatoes to get it chopped up so that it distributes evenly in the hummus. When I’m lazy, I throw everything together at one go and end up with large chunks of sundried tomatoes. Not that that isn’t a good thing…
- Add the rest of the ingredients, and let the food processor run until you get a smooth and creamy hummus. Depending on the strength of your food processor, you can add a couple of splashes of water to get it even smoother.
- And it’s done! Enjoy with dipping medium of choice.
Enjoy! xx, Bee
P.S. I just realised the aesthetics of having the photos in portrait versus my usual landscape. Somehow food looks so attractive in portrait! What do you guys think??