Roasted Garlic and sun-dried tomato hummus is creamy, garlicky and full of flavor. Perfect for dipping your veggies, pita chips or favorite crackers.
Today we are bringing you a special treat! A flavorful hummus recipe that is perfect for snacking, as a sandwich spread or off a spoon. Our friend Anne from Simple and Savory was nice enough to share it with us. So get ready to be inspired!
There are a few healthy staples I like to keep in my fridge for snacking, and one of them is hummus. Even though it tastes nothing like cheese, when there is hummus in the fridge, I will usually bypass the cheese and opt for hummus spread on a cracker when I’m looking for a quick snack. It’s a much healthier choice and in my opinion just as satisfying.
When I can easily make something myself, I will because it usually tastes much better, costs less and doesn’t have a list of unnecessary ingredients. That’s how it is with hummus. It’s really easy to make and basic hummus only has a few ingredients. Since hummus lends itself to being a blank slate, sometimes I like to make it a bit more interesting by adding flavors to it, like this Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus. The roasted garlic is milder and sweeter than raw garlic and it blends well with the flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes.
In addition to using this hummus as a dip for veggies and crackers, I spread it on bread or a wrap to use in sandwiches. It will last in the refrigerator for about 10 days. Here’s how you make it.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 garlic bulb
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves – rough chopped
- 1/4 cup tahini sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- up to 1/4 cup water
- heat oven to 375
- brush the garlic bulb with olive oil, wrap in parchment paper or foil and roast for 50 minutes, until garlic is soft – remove from oven and cool
- place the chickpeas, tomato halves, tahini, sauce, olive oil and lemon juice into a food processor, and squeeze the garlic which will be pasty out of the skins and add to the food processor
- process until all ingredients are blended
- gradually add water until hummus has reached desired consistency