Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Hummus is so easy to make and homemade is so much better than store bought. And not only is a hummus a great dip but it makes for a great spread for your favorite sandwiches and wraps.

Ingredients

1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and liquid reserved

1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp tahini

1 large clove garlic

1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

1 tsp dried basil

Directions

  1. Add chick peas to a food processor along with sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt.
  2. Pulse for 1 minute then scrape down sides and bottom of jar and pulse one minute longer.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp of the liquid from chick pea can then pulse 2 – 3 minutes longer, stopping and scraping down sides and bottom of processor once halfway through (add in more liquid to thin if desired).
  4. Add basil and pulse until just minced into hummus.
  5. If desired serve topped with more olive oil, additional basil and finely chopped sun dried tomatoes. Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies.

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