Monday, June 30, 2014

Sundried Tomato and Basil Hummus!

The Scoop:
Hummus is so easy to manipulate to your taste and is a healthier snack option!

Suggestions Before Starting:
We use "no sodium added" garbanzo beans in a can.  In the future, we will be boiling our own.  Boiling your own is more cost effective and you can control what is added (preservatives, sodium...) more easily.  Fresh is always better in my eyes when it comes to herbs but if you do not have access, feel free to substitute dried herbs.  Dried herbs require much less than fresh herbs because they are more concentrated.  Remember to thoroughly stir the Tahini before using otherwise the bottom will be completely solid as you finish the container.  Never heard of Tahini?  Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds that is paste-like.  We've found it is cheapest at the local Indian grocery stores but also available at more traditional grocery stores.

Recipe Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 16 Servings (1 batch is usually sufficient for company as a snack)


2 Tbs. Tahini
2 cups Cooked Garbanzo beans
1/4 cup lemon juice
1-2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/4 cup Sundried Tomatoes
(2) Fresh minced Basil leaves
2 Garlic cloves


  1. Blend Tahini, Garbanzo beans, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.  Adjust olive oil for the smoothness you like.  I prefer mine a bit more creamy so I do the full 2 Tbs of oil.
  2. Add sundried tomatoes, garlic cloves and fresh basil and continue by pulsing into the mixture.  If you like a stronger basil flavor, add more!
  3. Chill until ready to serve.  Serve with crackers, bread or even on a sandwich as a condiment!

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