Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus by

Chef Bruce Brown


Shopping List

  • 2C drained garbanzo beans
  • 1⁄2C tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1⁄2C sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp each: salt and black pepper
  • 1T ground cumin
  • 1T dried basil
  • 1⁄2C lemon juice
  • 1⁄4C olive oil (more as necessary)
  • Water (optional as necessary)



  1. In the food processor bowl, process the garlic cloves until finely minced.
  2. Add the garbanzo beans, sun-dried tomatoes and tahini, processing until finely chopped and combined, about thirty seconds.
  3. Add the salt, black pepper, cumin, basil and lemon juice, processing again until incorporated.
  4. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until acquiring a smooth paste, adding more oil or water to get the consistency you like.
  5. Serve with fresh baked tortilla chips or toasted pita points with as- sorted vegetable sticks.