This roasted tomato hummus is a delicious, healthy snack that costs five times less than the store-bought version. Try this recipe for an easy appetizer.
Homemade hummus is one of the simplest healthy snacks to make. All you need is a food processor or blender and a handful of ingredients, and within minutes you can have a delicious dip for veggies or chips. Full of protein from the chickpeas, hummus also makes a great sandwich spread. As you may have noticed at your grocery store’s hummus shelf, you can flavor it in so many different ways. Add olives, scallions, carrots, red peppers, lemon juice, or anything else you would like in a savory dip.
Homemade hummus is also one of the most affordable snacks you can make. This 2-cup batch of hummus costs less than a dollar to make. This quantity would cost over five times as much at the store. I start with dried chickpeas because canned chickpeas cost 3 times more than dried chickpeas. I cook a whole bag of chickpeas and then freeze what I don’t need. That way, when I’m looking for a healthy, high-protein snack, I can defrost some chickpeas from my freezer and whip up a quick batch of hummus.
I use a small amount of roasted tomatoes to add a little extra color and flavor to my hummus. If you want a stronger tomato flavor, you can increase the quantity of tomatoes. This hummus may be just the thing you need to help your hesitant eater to enjoy some vegetables.
Roasted Tomato Hummus
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1 tbs. sesame seeds
- 1 tbs. roasted tomatoes or sundried tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp. minced garlic about 1/2 a small clove
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil and/or sesame oil if you want a stronger sesame taste
- 1-2 tbs. water or more as needed
In a food processor or high-quality blender, combine all the ingredients except the water. Process until smooth, and add water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a creamy consistency.
Store the hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Roasted Tomato Hummus Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 2 cups (16 ounces) of hummus and it costs a total of $.93, or $.06 per serving (2 tablespoons). A 16-ounce container of Tribe Hummus at my grocery store costs $4.99, more than five times as much as my homemade version. Full of protein and flavor, homemade roasted tomato hummus is a delicious, healthy snack that your family will love.