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Overhead view of two hands holding a gray bowl of hummus garnished with fresh basil.

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

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  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: About 3 cups


An easy and flavorful dip!


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup jarred sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained (reserve 2 tablespoons of oil)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Approximately 2/3 cup water (more or less, depending upon desired consistency)


  1. Place all ingredients except oil and water in a food processor.  Cover and pulse until smooth. Add water slowly while pulsing until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Transfer hummus mixture to a medium bowl and add reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Greek