Friday, February 18, 2011


Do you like hummus? Maybe you don't even know if you like it. Well, I love hummus and it's something very simple to make and even the kids can get involved. My two year old loves to push the button on the food processor.  

This is the latest recipe we made from All Recipes and it was fantastic!  Serve this with some pita chips and red bell peppers slices for an awesomely {healthy} afternoon snack. Hummus is packed full of protein and fiber which is very important in one's daily nutrition. 

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika (optional)


  1. Place garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice into a food processor; process until smooth. Pour in the garbanzo beans and 1/2 cup olive oil; process until smooth again, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Once smooth, add the sun-dried tomatoes, and pulse until they have been chopped to very small pieces and are incorporated into the hummus. Finally, add the basil, and pulse a few times until mixed in.
  2. Spread the hummus into a shallow serving dish, and make a few decorative grooves on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving.

NOTE: Tahini can be found near the peanut butter (in a similar jar). If not there, check in the natural foods section of your grocery store.


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