sun-dried tomato hummus + extra virgin olive oil weight loss benefits

serves
makes 2.5 cups
preparation time
10 minutes + overnight soaking if soaking your chickpeas
cooking time
nil

ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups soaked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper to season to taste
  • 1 small garlic clove (optional)

method

Start the day before if you are soaking your chickpeas from scratch. I like to soak mine for at least 12 hours in water with a good pinch of salt. I then drain them off and give them a good rinse and boil up in fresh water on the stove until tender, or I pop them in a slow cooker overnight (covered with loads of water). 

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Add a little more water if needed to give a super creamy and silky finish.

Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.