Get right into this full bodied sun-dried hummus recipe! This dip screams Italian appetizer recipe inspiration for the world of hummus. We are so in love with this healthy hummus dip, we can’t help ourselves, nor will you be able to. This Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus will not disappoint.
Sun-dried tomatoes are packed with flavor whether you purchase them or make them at home. Want to make your own sun dried tomatoes? Here is a great guide on how to make sun-dried tomatoes. When making this inspired Italian appetizer recipe, you get the benefit outstanding flavor in the tomatoes, which really adds to the recipe. There is no surprise with this hummus recipe because the flavor will be exactly what you expect, full bodied sun-dried tomatoes. We are quite fond of the little chunks of tomatoes in this sun-dried hummus. The chunk of the tomato contrasts beautifully with the creaminess of the garbanzo beans. It is all about chunky and creamy at the same time. There is really no other way to describe the texture.
We do love the full body texture but also like it a bit more smooth, so removing as many of the garbanzo bean skins as you can will accomplish just that. After all we are looking to contrast the chunky texture of tomatoes against the creamy texture of the garbanzo beans, not gritty texture. For Step #3, we place the beans in a colander (saving the cooking water of course) and begin to rinse the beans under cool water. We rinse our beans using our water spray unit holding it close to the beans and gently use a wooden spoon to turn the beans. The bean temperature change encourages the majority of the skins to loosen and fall off. Then we place the skins on a sheet pan, spread them out, pick out the loose skins and dispose of them, and continue with Step #4 to the end of the recipe.
With spring in the air, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, and other occasions approaching, you can be super prepared to serve up this superfood in style. Make it ahead, freeze it and serve it when it’s time. Serving this sun-dried hummus dip is fun because it compliments just about anything you dip in it like crackers, celery sticks, pita wedges, and more. Have fun making a batch of our inspired Italian appetizer recipe, freeze it, and you will be ready to serve no matter what the occasion.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
¾ cup Palouse Brand Chickpeas
3 cups water
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. soy sauce
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ¾ tbsp. sesame seeds
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cumin
1 tsp. lemon juice
Soak Chickpeas overnight. Rinse beans and discard water.
Place beans in a pot with 3 cups of water and boil for 1 hour. Drain and set aside cooking water.
Rinse under cold water for 2 minutes and remove chickpea skins.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add sun-dried tomatoes, turn heat off and let sit for 10 minutes. Chop and set aside.
Place sesame seeds and olive oil in a food processor and blend.
Add cooled chickpeas and blend in the food processor, gradually adding reserved cooking water until hummus is at desired consistency.
Add seasonings, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley, soy sauce, cumin, red pepper and process until desired consistency is reached. Scrape sides and process again.
Serve and enjoy!