Let’s Cook! Oven Dried Tomato Hummus

August 20, 2010

I love hummus, and I loved the Taste of Africa Street Party (check here if you don’t know of what I speak)… So here’s the hummus recipe from that event…

Oven Dried Tomato Hummus

Makes 2 Cups


1 16 oz can Chick Peas aka Garbanzo Beans (save the liquid from the can)

1 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (check for them in the produce section of your grocery)

3 to 5 Tbl Lemon Juice

1.5 Tbl Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

2 Garlic Cloves

0.5 Tsp Salt

0.5 Tsp Ground Cumin


  1. Drain the chick peas and reserve the liquid.

    Sun Dried Tomatoes

  2. Reconstitute the tomatoes with the chick pea liquid. Use enough to cover and let soak for 1/2 hour or more.

    Reconstitute the tomatoes

  3. Puree the tomatoes in food processor or blender.

    Pureed tomatoes

  4. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Add any remaining chick pea liquid if needed until the hummus is smooth. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt if needed for your taste.

    Tahini, garlic and a few other things not in the recipe...

    Everyone into the pool!

The “official” recipe doesn’t call for any olive oil, but I added a bit at the end to make the puree a bit smoother. And of course, I added some hot peppers… that’s your call…

Puree all...

After adding a bit of olive oil... nice and smooth...

Serve with pita bread, chips of your choice, crudites, etc…

Very flavorful, healthy and easy to make… even a pretty color… what’s not to like? Even my vegan buddy Gordon the Disney Runner should like this one (as long as he remembers to use cooked beans…)! Give this recipe a try and experience a bit of the Taste of Africa at home!

Back to the kitchen…

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