This homemade hummus recipe is the perfect healthy snack to prep this week. It’s made with roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes to give an incredibly flavorful take on classic hummus.
ingredients for roasted garlic & sun-dried tomato hummus:
Chickpeas: Chickpeas are the main ingredient in traditional hummus. They’re plant-based, high protein, and high in healthy fats. Remove the shells of the chickpeas for best results!
Tahini: Ooooh I love me some tahini. If you’re unfamiliar, tahini is ground sesame seed paste, making it a nut-free option. It’s very popular in Medditearian countries.
Olive Oil: For a creamy, rich texture.
Roasted Garlic: A whole bulb of soft, sweet, garlicky goodness!
Sun-Dried Tomatoes: These tomatoes give a super-concentrated tomato flavor that goes so well with the roasted garlic. And the oil from the jar gives an extra c
Lemon: Brings together all flavors in this hummus recipe.
Seasonings: Cumin, paprika, salt, pepper.
Water: Specifically cold water. The cold water will make your pesto extra creamy. If you feel like your pesto comes out too thick, add more cold water one tablespoon at a time.
how to make this homemade hummus recipe:
Remove the skins from the chickpeas:
- If you are using canned chickpeas, it’s recommended that you remove the skins first. This is optional but will make the texture more creamy. To do so, add the chickpeas into a clean cloth and roll. The skins will gently fall off.
- If you are using dried chickpeas and cooking them, I recommend buying them already peeled. Then, you just boil the chickpeas until they’re fully soft (about 45 minutes on a low simmer). The more mushy, the better because you will be blending them!
Blend: Add everything to a food processor and blend for about one minute. Easy as that!
Serve: Top with more cooked chickpeas, pine nuts, herbs, or olive oil. Serve with pita bread, naan bread, or veggies of your choice.
What is authentic hummus made of?
Authentic hummus is a Mediterranean dip made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and salt. This hummus combines a traditional hummus recipe with a unique flavor combination.
What do you serve with hummus?
Hummus is typically served with fresh vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, radishes, tomatoes), pita bread, or naan bread.
Is hummus healthy?
Hummus is an incredibly nutritious dip that often gets a bad rep for being “high fat.” While it is high in fat, it’s high in good, healthy fats that your body needs. It also contains a good amount of plant-based protein and fiber. Overall, it contains real, nutritious ingredients making it a perfectly healthy snack.
Roasted Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe
- 1 bulb garlic roasted
- 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas skins removed
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup cold water
For the Chickpeas:
- If you are using canned chickpeas, it's recommended that you remove the skins first. This is optional but will make the texture more creamy. To do so, add one cup of chickpeas into a clean cloth and roll. The skins will gently fall off.
- If you are using dried chickpeas and cooking them, I recommend buying them already peeled. Then, you just boil the chickpeas until they're fully soft (about 45 minutes on a low simmer).
For the Hummus:
- For the garlic: Remove the white, paper-like outer edges of the garlic head, leaving the other layer and the cloves intact. Cut off the top of the garlic head and wrap in a small piece of foil with a tiny drizzle of olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or until garlic cloves are soft and able to squeeze out.
- Add all ingredients to the food processor, including roasted garlic squeezed from the bulb. Pulse until everything comes together. Let everything blend for about 1 minute.
- Add to a bowl and chill before eating. Garnish with more chickpeas, olive oil, or parsley.