When you’re running low on food and haven’t had a chance to make it to the grocery store, you start getting creative with whatever you have left in your fridge/pantry. I had some delicious sourdough bread lying around that required some kind of dip to make it taste all the more delicious….So, I whipped together this Sun Dried Tomato Hummus with Pesto. This might just be one of THE BEST hummus’ I’ve ever had. I LOVE hummus, and have tried many different flavours. However, this one fuses together some of my absolute food loves: sun dried tomatoes & pesto.
This hummus is so creamy, and has the perfect thick texture to it. I definitely prefer a thicker hummus to a thinner one. There is just the right amount of tahini & garlic in it as well. When making homemade hummus, I find it is easy to overdo it on the tahini sometimes and then you end up with a grainier hummus (which is not my cup of tea!).
The basil pesto in this hummus pairs perfectly with the sun dried tomato flavour. It really amps up the flavour profile and makes for a super rich hummus. I love rich foods!
Aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
The chickpea liquid really makes this hummus all the more creamy. I’ve never used chickpea liquid to make hummus before, but after using it for this recipe, I will definitely be using it all the time! Chickpea liquid is actually referred to as ‘aquafaba.’ It is apparently all the rage right now in the health food world since it can be used as a natural thickener, and works well in dips and spread.
I just made this sun dried tomato hummus and I am almost finished eating it all because that’s just how GOOD it is. It’s addicting. Hummus is definitely one of my favourite snacks. Paired with a bit of sourdough bread & some crackers and I’m in snack heaven!
If you’re looking for more recipes involving chickpeas, check out my chickpea sweet potato soup recipe here.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus with Basil Pesto
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed with liquid reserved
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup aquafaba , (chickpea liquid)
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 lemon, juice
- 1/4 cup basil pesto , (store bought or homemade)
- paprika, pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil & fresh herbs for garnish
- 1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until thoroughly combined. This recipe will make a thicker hummus. If you want a thinner hummus, then add more of the aquafaba. 2. Plate hummus and garnish with olive oil, paprika, pepper, red pepper flakes and fresh herbs. Serve with sourdough bread or pita chips!