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Sun-Dried Tomato + Basil Hummus

Hands down, hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks. I found myself constantly buying it from the store, then it dawned on me... how about I just make it myself? Not only could I add my own flair to it, but I could save a coin or two in the long run. This recipe is very simple, versatile, and great for entertaining...and if you're feeling a bit adventurous try switching out the sun-dried tomatoes for roasted red peppers or try different herb combinations. As always, happy cooking, happy eating...Enjoy!



Author: Zaza

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups of hummus


Ingredients:

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained)

  • ¼ c fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ c tahini

  • 4 large cloves of garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil + more for drizzle

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

  • Pinch of paprika (optional)

  • 6-8 large basil leaves (optional)

  • Handful of sun-dried tomatoes (optional)

  • Handful of feta (optional)



Directions:

1. In a blender or food processor, add (in this order) garbanzo beans, tahini, sun dried tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and crushed red pepper.


2. Use the puree setting on the blender or food processor and slowly add olive oil as hummus is blending. After about 2 minutes, when the hummus has reached a smooth and creamy texture, it is done.


3. Transfer to a serving bowl, then drizzle olive oil, sprinkle feta and add a dash of paprika. Serve on a sandwich, wrap, with a salad or have it as a snack with pita chips, carrots, cucumbers, or celery!

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