CHICKPEAS: Sun dried tomato hummus

Sun dried tomato hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
 
To make perfectly smooth hummus, you need to remove the chickpea hulls. You can do so by boiling the chickpeas 3 minutes in water with 1/2 t baking soda. Pour off the water then add cold water over the top. Rub the chickpeas vigorously and skim the released hulls off the top. You can also make perfectly yummy hummus without removing the hulls, but the texture will be a bit coarser.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 can 5 oz chickpeas (cooked or from a can)
  • 1 T tahini
  • 2 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • salt to taste
  • 1 T olive oil
  • optional: 1/4 t sumac
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to small food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Spread hummus on shallow dish and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with sumac if desired.
  4. Serve with pita bread or pita chips.
Recipe Notes

Sumac is a spice most often used in Middle-Eastern cooking. It has a very versatile citrusy flavor. If you're new to using sumac try these other great ideas.
The hummus is shown in the picture with homemade pita chips.

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