Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Almost everyone we know enjoys a good hummus, and most people don’t realize how easy it is to make your own at home. Homemade is always better, free of preservatives and all those unpronounceable ingredients that you would rather not be ingesting. So use this as a base and have fun, be creative…add some crazy flavors in there!
Create your masterpiece:
If you are intimidated by cooking your own beans it is ok to use a good quality, preferably organic canned product…we won’t judge, promise.
If you are using fresh or canned always be sure to wash thoroughly and check for any stones or foreign objects. Making your own garlic oil is easy. Simply peel 3-4 garlic cloves (or more if you want to make a larger batch), put them in a small heavy bottom sauce pan and just cover with a good quality olive oil. Heat slowly, and simmer for 15-20 mins or until oil is fragrant, and garlic is cooked through and slightly browned. Left over garlic oil will keep, covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use a food processor, blender, or stick blender for this recipe. Add cooked beans, garlic, tahini, oil infused with essential oils, salt and sundried tomatoes. Puree on high speed for 30 secs to 1 minute. It will look somewhat crumbly, slowly add in water and pulse to combine. It will quickly come together. You may need to add an additional, small amount of olive oil. 1-2 tsp at the most to achieve the desired consistency. Serve with warmed pita bread, crackers, pretzels or chips, or simply smear some on some good toasted bread. You can also drizzle some high quality olive oil over the top and garnish with some chopped sun dried tomatoes or olives to really impress your guests.
Sun dried tomato hummus
- 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chic peas)
- 1 small clove roasted garlic
- 2tbl garlic oil with 2 drops YL lemon oil, 1 drop YL thyme oil, 1 drop YL oregano oil mixed together
- 2 -3 sundried tomatoes
- 1 tsp tahini paste (substitute 1/2 tsp sesame oil or toasted sesame seeds)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup cold water