How to make homemade hummus [sun-dried tomato hummus]

Sure, you can buy it, but hummus is so easy to make. I added sun-dried tomatoes for pizazz!

Shop the deli, you’ll find plain hummus, black bean hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, roasted garlic hummus, and olive hummus. Did I forget one?

Hummus is a great way to repurpose leftovers. See above for flavor ideas 👆. Replace the sun-dried tomatoes with a couple of tablespoons (or a garlic clove) of black beans, cooked beets or carrots, roasted peppers or chiles.

What is hummus?

Hummus, pronounced HOOM-us, not hume-us, is a think Middle Eastern dipped made with garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), lemon juice and zest, garlic, and olive oil. Tahini (sesame seed paste) is often added.

My spin was sun-dried tomatoes which add a rich flavor. Sun-dried tomatoes come dry and packed in oil. You can use either.

I use a microplane zester to easily remove the yellow skin from the lemon. Don’t zest too deep. You want the yellow part. That’s where all the lemony oils are.

lemon zest adds sooo much flavor!

It’s often served with pita to scoop up bites. Though I’ve found cucumbers, radishes, carrots, peppers, crackers, and pretzels work just fine.

bowl of hummus with crackers, peppers and cucumbers

Sun-dried tomato hummus

How to make homemade sun-dried tomato hummus
  1. Dump ingredients in food processor.
  2. Turn it on until everything is creamy.
Sun-Dried tomato hummus ingredients

beans, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, tahini, olive oil, red chile flakes

Process until smooth

Tahini is similar to peanut butter and almond butter, only made from sesame seeds. Look for it near those shelves, or in the ‘organic’ or Middle Eastern’ sections. Not there? Check near the olives or mustard. You can order online.

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bowl of sun-dried tomato hummus with fresh vegetables

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Sun-dried tomato hummus

Homemade hummus lets you spice it up or down, add your favorite flavors. I’ve added sun-dried tomatoes.

Hummus is a great way to repurpose leftovers.  Replace the sun-dried tomatoes with a couple of tablespoons black beans, cooked beets, roasted peppers or a roasted garlic clove.

  • Author: Judy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, dip
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern




Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. If it seems too thick, thin with 1-2 teaspoons water. Serve with peppers, cucumbers, radishes and whole-grain crackers.

Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.


A microplane zester is one of my favorite kitchen tools. Takes the yellow zest off the lemon in seconds.

If the hummus seems too thick as you’re blending, thin with a teaspoon or 2 of water.

This keep up to a week in the fridge.

Keywords: easy dip, bean dip, homemade hummus, food processor

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