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SUN DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS RECIPE
I am a hummus addict. This homemade version is much less expensive than buying store-bought, and I think it tastes better too! Personally, I like my hummus a little thinner, so I double the lemon juice and/or oil depending on what I feel like eating. This is a versatile recipe similar to our other hummus recipes, so season to taste and enjoy! Your Blendtec or Vitamix can easily make this smooth, if using a regular blender it shouldn’t burn out so long as you have enough liquid (keep the liquid from the chickpeas!).
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- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- One 15- ounce can garbanzo beans reserving the liquid
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 4 slices sun-dried tomatoes
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and close the lid
- For Blendtec: With TWISTER & FOURSIDE* jar – Press the BATTERS/DIPS button. Twister: Spin lid with tines counterclockwise while blending. Fourside: If blade spins freely, stop machine and use spatula to push ingredients toward the blade then repeat. Repeat until smooth, adding some of the reserved garbanzo bean liquid if necessary.
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase to VARIABLE, speed #6. Blend for 15 second increments. Use tamper to mix/press ingredients into the blade and blend again, until desired consistency is reached, adding some of the garbanzo bean liquid if necessary.
- Refrigerate to thicken, or eat immediately with some olive oil drizzled on top and maybe a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Enjoy!
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HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Sun-dried tomatoes contain more bioavailable lycopene than raw tomatoes, so occasionally using them to make something like this hummus is definitely a good idea. Sun-dried tomatoes also contain more vitamin C than raw tomatoes, since ascorbic acid is added to the tomatoes for preservation. One 100 gram serving of sun-dried tomatoes contains half of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Raw tomatoes do have more vitamin A, so variety is the best when it comes to keeping a balanced diet. Switch it up and use sun-dried tomatoes next time you have the opportunity!