My sailboat companions taste tested this recipe for me this weekend and it was unanimously approved. It’s garlicky with just a little tang from the sun dried tomatoes.




These are the sun dried tomatoes that I found at our little grocery store that inspired the recipe. I soaked them overnight so they would blend smoother, but a few hours would probably be enough to soften them up.




Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Hummus


  • 15oz can of garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 1/2 - 2 lemons)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/8 tsp of salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp water (if you soak your sun dried tomatoes, you can use the soaking water for extra punch)


  1. Blend tahini and lemon juice on high for at least 1 minute, depending on how powerful your blender is. You can't overblend.
  2. Add olive oil and spices. Blend for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add can of garbanzo beans, garlic cloves, and sun dried tomatoes. If you're using a less powerful blender, add the beans in two stages to facilitate better blending. Blend until smooth.
  4. If the consistency is good at this point, you're done! If you want it a little smoother you can add in the water either all at once or while you're blender/food processor is running if it allows.
  5. Serve chilled
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