Daily Archives: August 20, 2008

Homemade "Hummus"

While I am not sure what specific ingredients specifically make hummus, hummus, I personally think it is the chickpeas. With that, I am calling this concoction hummus, even though there is no lemon juice or Tahini. Jason and and I really like hummus for sandwiches and dipping bread and vegetables in. I had planned to make a sun-dried tomato and basil pasta one week, but it didn’t work out, so I decided to use the ingredients for this dip.

When we first started making our own hummus our recipe usually just included 1 can of drained chickpeas, and Zesty salad dressing (sun-dried tomato, Italian, etc…). This recipe isn’t much different.

-1 can of chickpeas, drained, or dry chickpeas, soaked and cooked.
-Ready-to-use Sun Dried Tomatoes
-Fresh Basil
-Sun-dried Tomato Dressing
-Sunflower Seeds


  1. In a food processor, add the chickpeas, a handful of sun-dried Tomatoes, about 1 tbsp fresh-packed basil, a splash of salad dressing, and about 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds.
  2. Process on high until smooth – you may need to scrape down the edges and stir a little so it is all blended.
  3. Taste to see the flavor at this point. If it is runny, add more chickpeas or sunflower seeds. If it is dry, add more salad dressing. If it is bland, add more basil and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Blend with added ingredients and repeat process until the final product is as you like it.