One of my favourite things to have on hand at home is hummus. It’s such a nutritious snack on top of crackers or some pita or more of a meal in place of mayo in a sandwich. The places I can sneak in hummus are really endless! Unfortunately a lot of store bought commercial hummus are full of preservatives and oils to keep them from spoiling longer so I prefer to whip this up weekly instead whenever possible!
I’ve also posted about an olive hummus before, so if that’s your thing, you can get the recipe by clicking here.
To make this extra pretty, I topped it with some smoked paprika and extra sun-dried tomatoes in oil but you can always skip this when you make your own.
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- 2.5 cups cooked chickpeas (liquid removed)
- 2 tbsp tahini (ground sesame)
- 1/2 tsp pink Himilayan salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp avocado oil (more if you want a thinner hummus but I like it THICK)
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil (or soak 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in enough avocado oil to cover them for 1 hour)
- 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil (or just mix 1 tbsp avocado oil with your tomatoes)
- 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
- I buy sundried tomatoes that are already in oil but if using sun-dried tomatoes that are not already in oil, combine 1/4 of the tomatoes in some avocado oil for 1 hour to soften. If you're going to garnish with extra, then set aside 1 tbsp of avocado oil and 1 tbsp of tomatoes in another bowl. If using tomatoes that are already in oil, you can skip this step.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor using the "S" blade and combine on high until smooth. You may need to scrap the sides a few times.
- If you like a thinner hummus - add more avocado oil and/or water. I like it thick so I add very little in.
- Enjoy! Store any excess in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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