I admitted in my last post that I’ve never really been a huge fan of hummus. I mean, it’s okay, I can eat it, it’s good, but it’s never been something I couldn’t live without – but now I’m on a hummus kick! I’ve crossed over to the other side. LOL
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You all loved my Jalapeño Hummus Recipe so much, I just had to share my sun-dried tomato hummus recipe with you. It was nice to know I’m not the only one who hasn’t always been madly in love with hummus. But I’m so glad I made this yesterday! Each bite has such a burst of flavor: I taste the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, and garlic in every. single. bite. It tastes so fresh and delicious. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m just proud of myself for making such yummy hummus!!
And I promise review and contest posts are coming next….
Yields 2 cups
1 can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
juice from 1 lemon
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons tahini
1 (and a half) tablespoons olive oil (from the sun-dried tomato jar)
1 tablespoon parsley (I added an extra teaspoon after a taste test.)
Toss all ingredients into the food processor and let ‘er rip ‘till it’s the consistency you like.
Do a taste test to make sure you don’t want to add anything else.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
You can absolutely leave the garlic out of this recipe. I heart garlic, but many of you do not.
Let’s Talk Revolution
How do you feel about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution ? Are you following his show? Do you know who he even is? I’ve known about him for a few years, and always enjoyed his food shows that I’ve seen. Since I first saw him on TV, I loved that he promotes fresh produce and real food. (You can read his food philosophy here .) He isn’t promoting anything outrageous – just sensible meals and snacks created from real food.
Here’s a quote from him (from his site) to better help you understand his Food Revolution Mission – in case you haven’t heard about it yet:
“I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!
You live in an amazing country full of inspirational people and you have the power to change things. With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future.”—Jamie Oliver
Changing my habits to eating real food is how I lost over 100 pounds. So I absolutely believe in Jamie’s mission. I personally admire his courage, passion, and believe he has a genuine, soft heart. And I can’t believe how much resistance he’s been up against for this whole thing. Isn’t it amazing how so many people fight healthy eating/living?