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Easy Oil Free Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Have you ever bought hummus at the grocery store? I’m pretty sure you have, but have you ever read all of the ingredients in that hummus?  For something that is suppose to be healthy for you, what’s with all of the crap in it?!  Especially all of the oil!

Que The Oil Free Hummus!

Just because oils like Olive Oil are suppose to be good, doesn’t mean they are good for youJust two tablespoons of Olive Oil packs in 240 calories! Most fundamentally, olive oil, like all oils and fats, are a concentrated source of calories. With over 4,000 calories per pound, olive oil is far more calorie dense than even pure refined sugar, which has 1,725 calories per pound. Because of its extremely high calorie density, adding olive oil to any food or meal will dramatically increase its calorie density. Crazy!

Pull Out the Chips and Veggies, Let’s Getting Dippin’

I love making my own hummus and controlling what I put in it, but I like quick and easy too!

Most people make hummus using chickpeas, however I really like using white beans.  I find that I get a much smoother hummus.  Of course you are welcome to use what beans you like best.  You can even use shelled edamame!

This recipe can also be used as a starting point for a custom flavor! Remove the Sun Dried Tomatoes and replace with roasted red pepper, jalapenos, the sky is the limit!  The outcome – NO OIL and amazing taste!!

Easy Oil Free Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Easy Oil Free Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz. cans White Beans (Cannellini beans), drained
  • 3/4 - 1 cup of Water (or Vegetable broth)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, pealed
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 3 tbsp fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

1

Place all ingredients in blender. Add salt as needed.

2

Blend until completely smooth. Scraping down sides with a spatula as needed. If hummus is too thick add more water slowly until smooth.

Notes

Store hummus in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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