Monday, 8 April 2013

Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus

I think that chickpeas is the bomb diggity! You can do so much with it and it is so healthy for you. LIKE.  I discovered "A beautiful mess" blog recently and just love these sisters style and recipes and thought I would try out their Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus recipe.  I have made this recipe twice and adjusted it a bit, as I didn't like the overpowering tomato flavour and added more garlic!  Yesterday I had a few friends over and I took out the home-made Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus and they were really impressed and insisted that I share the recipe so here goes!

1 can of chickpeas
1/4 cup sun-dries tomato paste (I bought a Ina Paarman sachet)
2 tablespoon tahini paste
1/4 cup fresh coriander
1 clove fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Pepper to taste

I have never heard of removing the skins of the chickpeas, but apparently it makes the world of difference and you have a smooth hummus as a result.  I didn't do it, but wanted to know how and it's easy peasy, check it out here.  I will definitely try it next time.

I never wanted to buy Tahini, as it's so pricey, but it's a must have in your fridge, it gives that nutty flavour that nothing else can!  You can use it in curries and other dips too.  So worth splurging on it!!

Place the first 6 ingredients in your food processor and blend, then add the olive oil in parts and blend until smooth.

Add more salt and pepper after you have given it a taste.  I like to eat the hummus with
crackers and veggies.  Here I ate it with cocktail tomatoes, gherkin and matzo crackers.  I try and follow a LCHF diet and try not to eat too much carbs, so I keep the crackers to a minimum.  I keep the rest in the jar in the fridge and whenever I am craving something, I just take a carrot and dip it in here. YUM.  This hummus also tastes like pizza, so can satisfy a pizza craving too. DOUBLE YUM!

Try this recipe, blog about it and comment on this post with a link to your blog, would love to check out how your hummus came out.  Or share any other hummus recipes that you have tried.  I would love to hear from you!


  1. Chickpeas are not my favourite to eat on their own or in a salad - its something about the texture I don't like but I love hummus!So will try your recipe - Oh and a Beautiful Mess is an awesome blog been following it since I started blogging!:)