Rich, creamy, smoky… this is the perfect dip for late summer parties, beach days, or barbecues. Since it’s made without dairy products, this Mediterranean sun-dried tomato hummus is safe to have outdoors without refrigeration for a while. Serve it with chips or veggies.
I was planning on making roasted pepper hummus for my Kickstarter launch party, only to find a jar of sun-dried tomatoes, not roasted peppers, in the fridge. So I punted, renovating my own recipe. This dip was such a huge hit I knew I had to share it with you.
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If you can’t find smoked salt, here is one I like:
Mediterranean sun-dried tomato hummus
- 1 handful Italian flat-leaf parsley (fresh)
- 2 lemons
- 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes (use no-salt-added for low-sodium diet)
- 15 ounces chickpeas cooked or canned (use no-salt-added for low-sodium diet)
- 2 tbsp tahini (30 g)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin) organic, extra-virgin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika (pimenton)
- 1 tsp smoked salt (omit for low-sodium diet)
- Wash the parsley and roll up in an towel to dry thoroughly.
- Wash the lemons and set aside to dry.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
- Put the parsley in the food processor and mince finely. Scrape it out into a bowl and set aside.
- Use a peeler to peel one lemon, taking just the yellow part. Using a serrated knife, cut off the rest of the lemon peel and white pith, so you have just the flesh of the lemon. Cut in half and remove the seeds. Add to the food processor with the peel. Juice the other lemon into the food processor.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, except the parsley, to the food processor. Blend until very smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Add filtered water as necessary to get the right consistency.
- Taste and add additional sea salt if necessary.
- Put the hummus into a serving bowl and gently stir in the parsley, leaving some to sprinkle on top. Serve with an additional drizzle of olive oil and lemon zest.
- 106 calories
- 4 g fat
- 0 g cholesterol
- 424 mg sodium (15 mg sodium with substitutions above)
- 367 mg potassium
- 15 g carbohydrate
- 4 g fiber
- 5 g sugars
- 5 g protein
- 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus