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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

I have been asked to give this recipe away many times at parties and gatherings. It is always a big hit. At the supermarket humus tends to be pretty expensive and since at our household we tend to eat it by the tons I had to make it at home. Now I know that humus uses Tahini as one of the ingredients but in this case I don’t use it at all. You would think there is a big different in taste but actually there isn’t.

I must tell you that this is the best humus you are going to ever make. If you like sun dried tomatoes this is for you. Also, people are amazed at how easy it is to make. If you have a food processor you have to try it. You are never going to go back to the supermarket and buy humus ever again, I promise. And most important, you can make your own variations. I have also made it with roasted peppers and that works phenomenally.


These are the ingredients in the food processor prior to pressing the start bottom :-)

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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

2 1lb can of chick peas, drained
1 - 2 cups of sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained.
2/4 to 3/4 cups of water, If it is to dry then add the remainder 1/4 cup, I always do
1/4 cup olive oil.
6-10 cloves of garlic,  I use even more, we love it spicy and we love garlic
4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, You can use lemon which is what it is used traditionally
pinch of salt.
Smoked paprika to decorate.

 

Directions:

In a food processor add half of the ingredients, 1 can of chickpeas, half the tomatoes, oil, water, vinegar and garlic. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to a big bowl. Do the same with the remainder of the ingredients and add the salt to this batch. Transfer to the bowl and combine with the first batch. Sprinkle the paprika on top. Enjoy

Tip: You can half the ingredients. Because we like it so much I have to make tons of it. Also, if you are using Tahini try to blend it first with the water, oil and lemon until smooth, then add the chick peas, tomatoes, garlic and salt.

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7 Responses to “Sun Dried Tomato Hummus”

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    Joshua — August 21, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    This looks so cool. Tonight is the chick pea and saffron festival here (Navelli, near L’Aquila, Italy) and my sister in law just brought some sun-dried tomatos from Sicily, so I’m going to have to make off with some to try this.

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    Miryam — August 21, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    Wow, you blow my mind, love Italy. Have fun on the festival, I only wish I could be there :-)

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    rosanna — August 29, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    Wow, me encantan los tomates secos, así que estoy segura que este hummus me va a encantar. Yo suelo hacer un montón de pesto rojo, con tomate seco básicamente, y lo guardo en un tarro de cristal en la nevera y casi todos los días sale el pesto. O para una tostadita, unas verduras al vapor… para lo que sea, me encanta! Tengo que probar tu hummus.

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    Miryam — August 29, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    Rosanna, es fabuloso lo rico que esta y lo facil que es hacer. Hago mogollon siempre que lo hago y mi familia se lo come que es visto y no visto :-)

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    Natalia — August 31, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    Hola myriam.Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta.Tienes unas recetas riquísimas.Me he hecho seguidora tuya.Un saludo desde españa.Te invito a que visites mi blog.Gracias.Esta receta me la apunto.

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    Miryam — August 31, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Natalia, gracias, de Malaga, que alegria, fui el verano pasado a la feria. Cuanto hecho de menos a Espana, y la cocina, vamos. Un saludo

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    Linda — October 13, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

    I’m SO glad that I came across your blog…I’m crazy about food & about eating healthily so your blog is awesome & it seems like the recipes aren’t too complicated either which is just what I need because I have 3 boys under the age of 6.

    Hope you keep posting your recipes, I know I’m going to start trying them out!

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