Friday, January 16, 2009

Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

I love hummus, and I especially love it homemade instead of store-bought in a plastic tub. This version is really easy and gets a nice pinkish tint from the sun-dried tomatoes.

In a food processor, combine 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons of chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 2 peeled garlic cloves and one (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained. Process until smooth, and transfer to a serving bowl.

Just before serving, cut 2 (6-inch) pitas into 10 wedges each. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, then coat the tops of the pita with another spritz of cooking spray. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 6 minutes, until nice and golden.

1/4 cup hummus plus 4 pita wedges makes a yummy pre-dinner nosh of 190 calories.

pitas $1.99
oil-packed sun-dried tomato $5.79
chickpeas $1.33

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance