Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

January 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Posted in Appetizers | 16 Comments
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The Superbowl will be here before you know it, so I’m starting to test some Superbowl festive recipes just in case we get invited to a party. (Hint hint). 

This recipe comes from Colorado Classique. I’m loving this cookbook. Full of great sounding recipes and beautiful photographs. 

This is so easy and full of flavor and I mean FULL of flavor. I was a little afraid to use one full teaspoon of cayenne pepper, but I’m glad I did, as it added so much to the recipe. The reason I was afraid is because I use good quality spices from our local Spice Shop named Savory Spice. A  fabulous little store in downtown historic Littleton, Colorado. Their cayenne is really fresh and really full of zing, zip, and zap. You can visit their website by clicking HERE. Any spice you can dream up can be found in this store. 

Anyway, back to this recipe. I’ll be making this over and over. Easy as can be. We started out eating this with crackers and then switched over to corn chips. Very good either way.

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

  • 1 1/2 ounces dry sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed (next time I’ll use 4 cloves – a little too garlicky for me)
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 C. mayonnaise
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 t. dried basil
  • 1 t.  cayenne pepper
  • 1 t. salt

Blanch sun-dried tomatoes in boiling water for 4 minutes or until softened and drain. Chop garlic in a food processor with a metal blade until finely minced. Add rehydrated tomatoes and process until chopped into small pieces. Add garbanzo beans, olive oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Parmesan, basil, cayenne pepper and salt and process until smooth. Serve with crackers, toasted pita wedges or raw vegetables. Serves 12.



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  1. Just picked up some sun-dried tomatoes, so this one is getting bookmarked!

  2. I love hummus, and it’s so much better made from scratch. Caveman at Caution:Caveman Cooking gave me an Honest Award recently. Part of accepting the award is to pass it along to your favorite blogs. I’m passing it along to your blog. 🙂


    • Omg THANKS so much for the award. My first! 🙂 Am heading over to Caveman to take a look at a new blog for me. And yes, this is my first home made hummus and want to find more recipes. Sooooo easy to make. Thanks Kristi.

  3. Good looking dip! I’ve seen hummus really grow in popularity…

    • Thanks BD. Plus it’s so easy to make.

  4. One of my friends recommended Savory Spice shop, it’s incredible! This hummus looks very good!

  5. If I were having a party. AND if you lived anywhere in the near vicinity, or were willing to come to NY for the weekend – you would totally be invited. But only if you agreed to bring this hummus. Because it looks and sounds fantastic.

    • If I were coming to NY for that weekend I’d most certainly come and bring that dip. As always, thanks for stopping by Joanne

  6. Joanne is from NY? … ahhhh… a fellow New Yorker… but I’m currently in Georgia (bypassing the NY winter)….

    The dip looks terrific… and easy… my kind of recipe… thanks for sharing.

    • As always, thanks for stopping by Linda

  7. MMM love hummus and love sun-dried tomatoes . . . a double hit for me! I’m going to try this one. I only have oil packed tomatoes, but I’m going to rinse them and see how they work. Thanks for the recipe!

    • They should work just fine. I didn’t even do the “soaking the dry ones” instruction. Just threw them in.

      Thanks Vickie

  8. This looks good and easy enough. I love sun-dried tomatoes too!

  9. I will make this for Alexis with fried pita chips, because it sounds so good. She’s a hummus freak.

    • Thanks Chris and as always, thanks for stopping by.

  10. Well I love sun dried tomatoes and I love hummus. This one is a no brainer for me. Thanks for sharing.

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