If you're a hummus lover like me, then this indulgent sundried tomato hummus is an absolute must-try!
If you have a food processor handy, then hummus is one of the absolute quickest and easiest things to put together. Just throw all of the ingredients into the food processor and blitz: no cooking required! Not only does homemade hummus taste better than a shop-bought tub, but it is also usually the healthier choice too, as there are no added sugars and you know exactly what's inside
This twist on a classic has a delicious, smokey, herby tomato taste, which certainly doesn't lack in flavour. Serve it as a dip or a spread. Personally, I love to spread it over some fresh, crusty bread and top it with some avocado (just like the photo below) - SO GOOD!
Ingredients (serves 8)
2x 400g tin chickpeas
160g sundried tomato
2 cloves garlic, minced.
50ml olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp oregano
30 - 40ml water
A squeeze of lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz at a high speed for about 30 seconds, until it reaches the desired consistency.
Transfer the hummus to a small bowl, drizzle over a little extra olive oil, and garnish with fresh herbs or sundried tomato (optional).
Serve and enjoy!
Q: What is Hummus?
A: Hummus is a chickpea-based dip, generally blended with tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Whilst chickpeas are the traditional base to hummus, other beans can also be used in their place; as seen in my lemon and basil butter bean hummus.
Q: How smooth should my hummus be?
A: Smoothness is all down to preference. Some people like their hummus to be extra smooth and creamy, whilst others prefer to keep it a little thicker and chunky. The thickness of this recipe can be easily adapted to your preference by changing the amount of water you add. When in doubt, start with less water and gradually add more until you reach a consistency that suits you.
Q: Is Hummus good for you?
A: Hummus is high in protein, fibre, iron, and B vitamins, and a single serving counts as one of your 5-a-day, making it a nutritious addition to any diet. Keep in mind that homemade hummus like this one is often better for you than a shop-bought alternative, as it doesn't include any added sugars, and you know exactly what's inside.
Q: Can I use dried chickpeas instead of tinned?
A: Yes! If using dried chickpeas, just make sure to soak the chickpeas in water overnight, before boiling. Cook until soft.
Q: How should I store hummus?
A: Store in a sealed, air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.