Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus is creamy, garlicky, and packed with fresh flavor. It's perfect for dipping and it's gluten-free and vegan.
This recipe was originally posted in 2017. Photos have been updated and a few adjustments have been made to the recipe.
You will love all of the Mediterranean flavors in this hummus. The slightly sweet sun-dried tomatoes combined with fresh basil add tons of fresh flavor to classic hummus ingredients.
Homemade hummus is so easy to make and tastes much better than store-bought. Whip up a batch of this and serve it as a dip with fresh veggies, or pita bread or use it as a sandwich spread. We like it smeared on sandwiches like this Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich.
Here is what you will need to make this hummus recipe
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- Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- Ground Cumin
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Fresh Garlic
- Sundried Tomatoes
- Olive Oil
- Fresh basil
- Water (optional to adjust consistency)
- Sea salt and black pepper (optional)
- Food Processor or high-speed blender
- Rubber spatula
How to make sun-dried tomato hummus
Step 1. Mix the garlic and tahini
Place the tahini, fresh lemon juice, and garlic in the bowl of your food processor.
Step 2. Add chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes
Add chickpeas, basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes to the food processor bowl and process while adding olive oil through the feeder tube.
Step 3. Blend and Adjust
Blend the hummus into a creamy texture, and adjust to your desired consistency by adding water a little bit at a time if needed.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Chickpeas - for the sake of convenience I like to use canned chickpeas. You can use dried and cooked chickpeas in this recipe too.
Sundried tomatoes - since there is olive oil in the hummus, I use dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes. Dry-packed can be replaced with an equal amount of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes that have been rinsed.
How to store leftover hummus
Leftover sun-dried tomato and basil hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What to serve with sun-dried tomato and basil hummus
Serve this delicious hummus with pita chips, pita bread, whole wheat crackers, tortilla chips, or fresh vegetables such as celery sticks, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, or peppers.
Hummus tastes great spread onto a sandwich or added to salad dressing. It's also a great addition to a charcuterie board.
Sun-dried tomato hummus recipe variations
Spicy hummus - Stir in a teaspoon or two to taste of red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Sun-dried tomato and olive hummus - stir in ¼ cup chopped kalamata olives after blending the hummus.
Roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato hummus - add ¼ cup roughly chopped roasted red peppers to the food processor with the chickpeas, and basil.
- Add a tablespoon of hummus to your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe for a creamy, flavorful salad dressing.
- Blending the garlic, tahini, and lemon juice before adding chickpeas makes a lighter and creamy hummus.
Yes, they are just two names for the same thing.
You can freeze hummus for up to three months although the taste and texture may be slightly comprised. Freeze it in an airtight container and thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator overnight.
You can make hummus in a high-speed blender. If it' s made in a regular blender, the texture may turn out thick and a bit chunky.
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- 1 clove garlic
- 1 ½ cups canned or cooked chickpeas
- ½ cup dry packed sun-dried tomato halves - rough chopped
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- up to ¼ cup water
- Add ¼ cup tahini, lemon juice and roughly chopped garlic to a food processor bowl and blend into a paste
- Place 1 ½ cups of chickpeas, ½ cup of tomato halves, and basil and blend while adding the oil
- Process until all ingredients are blended
- gradually add water until the hummus has reached the desired consistency
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
A classic hummus is so delicious, but it can be flavoured in so many healthy ways, too. Sun dried tomatoes sound delicious, and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Veena Azmanov says
Delicious, creamy and amazing option for a Party Dip. My friends and family to enjoy it with crackers.
Elaine Benoit says
Yum! I love every type of hummus and enjoy seeing and trying all the different recipes! I adore garlic and sun dried tomatoes and I can't wait to try your recipe as it looks fabulous!
There isn't a lot more satisfying than making food from scratch, but I'll admit, I've never made hummus! Your recipe looks so good, I'm going to give it a try... can't wait!
Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen says
This sounds like such a yummy and flavorful dip! We love hummus so I can't wait to try this out!
I'm a sucker for roasted garlic and when I saw this I knew immediately it was going to my list of recipes to try! Looks and sounds awesome 😀
One of my favorite types of hummus is sun-dried tomato. I love the addition of roasted garlic. That would make it even better! Definitely trying the soon!
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
I am willing to try ANY new hummus recipe I see! I haven't tried a version with sun-dried tomatoes yet! Perfect little afternoon snack 😉
Marisa F. Stewart says
Creamy, delicious, and satisfying in every way. You're right, a classic hummus is just the thing to keep in the fridge when the munchy devil tempts us. Adding the roasted garlic to the hummus takes the flavor up another tier. I'm saving this recipe.
Jenni LeBaron says
What a fun way to elevate the flavor of hummus. I love the idea of adding sun dried tomatoes to the mix for a big hit of umami! This would be a fantastic dip or even a spread for sandwiches. Yum!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
My husband and I have recently discovered hummus (I know, we're so late to the game on this one) but I haven't tried my hand at making it myself yet. You make it look so easy so I may just have to give it a try!
Jagruti Dhanecha says
This hummus has everything that I like. Such a great dip that can be served at any party or devoured as healthy snacks.
Amy (Savory Moments) says
I love making all kinds of hummus, but I haven't made it with sundried tomatoes before -- that sounds and looks delicious!
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
Now you totally have me craving hummus! One like this one! sounds fantastic!
Yum! I love hummus and can't wait to make this for myself!
This looks seriously amazing. I've always bought premade hummus and have been a bit shy about making it myself. This recipe sounds amazing.
I love making my own hummus, and I also love sundried tomatoes so clearly I need to make this
Cheese Curd In Paradise says
I really like sun-dried tomatoes. This hummus looks delicious and easy to make!