2013 – Gluten Free Living
This hummus recipe is special! It has all the regular ingredients you’d expect in hummus–tahini (sesame paste), chick peas, lemon, garlic, and tamari soy sauce (a gluten free, non-GMO, low sodium soy sauce) but with this caveat: a few dashes of cayenne pepper and sun-dried tomatoes with herbs. Wow, this hummus was so wonderful. I based the recipe on my Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus that I got from WholeFoodsMarket. The addition of sun-dried tomatoes was inspired by D Amy Health.
I made this luscious hummus recipe a few weeks ago when I was making snacks for our church’s Vacation Bible School team. They loved all the delicious hummus recipes I brought in with all the fresh veggies as servers. These also tasted really great with sun chips, crackers and pita bread dippers. Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus not only tastes fantastic, but it is healthy, low calorie, gluten free, and vegan. This is an excellent choice for after-school snacks for kids especially when it ‘s served with veggies because they get so many really healthy ingredients at the same time. It’s also a great finger food appetizer to take to parties and potlucks. I like bringing hummus to long meetings so everyone has something to snack on while going over tedious business matters!
If you’re looking for a new and delicious hummus recipe, then I can highly recommend this Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus recipe. It has just enough zip with the cayenne pepper and the delicious taste of the tomatoes, herbs, and chick peas to make this incredibly heavenly on the palate. If you’re a tomato lover like me, you’ll love the addition of the sun-dried tomatoes, and if you like heat then the cayenne pepper is subtle but effective. Why don’t you give this recipe a try soon?
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus is fantastic with veggie dippers or crackers.
The delicious taste of sun-dried tomatoes permeates this wonderful hummus infusing it with fabulous flavors.
Take a platter of chips, crackers or veggies along with Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus to your next office party and it will soon be all gone!
Our Vacation Bible School Workers loved this zesty hummus recipe. Cayenne pepper gives it a nice kick.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus is also a healthy, nutritious snack for those trying to eat right or lose weight.
Here’s What I did.
Measure garlic and place in blender or food processor.
Add tahini –sesame seed paste.
Add tamari soy sauce.
Add fresh lemon juice.
Add olive oil.
Add kosher or sea salt.
Add cayenne pepper.
Rinse and drain chick peas. I would also add here – mash with a fork for easier processing.
Here’s what it looks like before adding the sun-dried tomatoes
This is what I used for the sun-dried tomatoes.
Blend until smooth.
To serve: add crackers, sun chips, pita bread dippers, or your favorite veggies and enjoy!
This dip turned out really spectacular. I loved the taste.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus is so easy to make, too. You can whip up a batch of this great-tasting hummus in about 10 minutes.
This is a great recipe to take to parties or serve whenever you’re serving finger foods.
For a healthy, low calorie gluten free, vegan snack, put Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus on your list!
Here’s the recipe.
SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS
1 tsp. minced garlic from a jar
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (I will also mash these with a fork in the future)
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup water
juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Kosher salt
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs (I used Bella Sun Luci)
2 dashes cayenne pepper
Put garlic, tahini, water, lemon juice, tamari, olive, salt and sun-dried tomatoes in blender or food processor. Add garbanzo beans last. Pulse or process until thoroughly mixed. Serve with vegetable dippers. Makes about 2 cups hummus.
NOTE: While I didn’t mash the chick peas, I think it will provide greater smoothness and consistency if these are mashed before adding to the blender or food processor.
NOTE: Don’t drain the tomatoes or remove any excess oil from the tomatoes when adding to the hummus. You will want all the flavors to be included.
Ah, yes, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus was spectacular. I’m ready for a bite right now!
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this tasty hummus.
This is really great with crackers, but for a healthier option, try serving it with bell pepper strips, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and zucchini or cucumber slices.
Unfortunately, I’m drooling right now and it’s ALL GONE!
Here’s a bite of Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus for you!