Hummus is one of the most nutritious and tasty appetizers/snacks around! This particular recipe is phenomenal, with the robust favors of sun dried tomatoes and garlic. White beans lend a wonderful creaminess, making this one of our favorite party foods!
It’s crazy that I didn’t jump on the hummus bandwagon until just a few years ago. Hubby’s hummus obsession was my catalyst for change. He started coming home with tiny containers of hummus that he’d inhale when the munchies struck.
Two things happened. I discovered how much I adored hummus, and started battling with Hubby over those little store bought hummus portions. I also realized how expensive it was, considering each container lasted us maybe…a day?!
That’s when I started going wild with my own hummus making. Big batch after big batch, we’ve been snacking on this nutritious dip for the past several years, and have never looked back…
I have been making plenty of basic hummus, which consists of chickpeas or garbanzo beans and tahini, among other things. Olive oil and plenty of garlic are always a must. We are far from garlic shy around here. (Roast your own garlic?)
I suppose I could post my basic hummus recipe, which we devour frequently… but I have such fun twisting things up! Prior to this sun-dried tomato version, there was plenty of oohing and aahing over this Creamy Avocado Hummus.
For a recent party, I decided to twist up the hummus and make good use of some sun-dried tomatoes and white beans that were waiting in my pantry.
The result was something quite spectacular in the hummus world. The sun dried tomatoes lend such a rich, deep flavor to this hummus. White beans contribute to the thick creaminess of the dip. Fresh lemon juice gives it a bit of tangy zing. And garlic. Always garlic.
With its great marriage of flavors, this sun dried tomato hummus is a perfect dip for hearty pita chips, pita bread, or a super yummy sandwich spread. Seriously great stuff.
My big bowl of sun dried tomato hummus was nearly gone by the end of the party, and I’m soooo glad I stashed away a little bowl of it in the fridge for later. It was just enough for Hubby and I to battle over.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Closet Cooking
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