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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



This is the best sun dried tomato hummus! It is creamy, healthy and bursting with flavor. A perfect snack that everybody will absolutely love!




  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, with some of their oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 oz. (425) can chickpeas, drained (or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons ice cold water


  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Pine nuts


  • Pita bread
  • Veggies of your choice
  • Crackers


  • In a food processor, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, basil leaves, cumin, smoked paprika, pepper and salt. Pulse until sun dried tomatoes are finely chopped.
  • Add chickpeas and tahini. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula when needed.
  • With the food processor running, drizzle in 2 tablespoons of ice cold water. Process until creamy and smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, cumin or lemon juice as needed.
  • Serve, topped with sundried tomatoes, drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of smoked paprika and some basil leaves.
  • Enjoy!


You can peel your chickpeas. This helps to get a nicely smooth, creamy hummus texture. However, peeling your chickpeas is a little time consuming and tedious.

We recommend adding ice water to smooth out your hummus. It’s a bit of a weird tip, but it really helps turn your hummus into a smoother, more ice cream-like consistency. This is especially important if your hummus looks grainy.

Always use a strong food processor. You’ll want to process for four to five minutes. The quality and power of your food processor is really important. Processing for longer also helps to achieve a smoother, more restaurant-like consistency.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Healthy Snacks
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Calories: 98kcal
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g