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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

April 15, 2020 (Last Updated: April 16, 2020) by Chris Collins

This Sun Dried Tomato Hummus is dreamy, creamy and absolutely bursting with flavour. Better still, it couldn’t be easier to make!

overhead shot of white bowl of hummus surrounded by veg and pita chips

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

The answer is no – no I will never stop uploading different hummus recipes 😂And just to be extra presumptuous, no I will not stop throwing sun dried tomatoes in anything remotely edible either.

Sure, hummus is great, but adding a few extra goodies in there truly take it to new heights. To take regular hummus to such heights you’ll need:

  • Sun Dried Tomatoes – Jarred ones (oil brings extra flavour)
  • Basil – A few large fresh basil leaves really bring this hummus to life (they also make a nice garnish too 😁)
  • Smoked Paprika – Goes gorgeously with this hummus, adds a nice smoky background flavour.

I promise this will make for the best sun dried tomato recipe you’ve ever tasted. An awesome crowd pleaser, but also cracking to spread in wraps and sandwiches!

How to make sun dried tomato hummus - 2 step by step photos

Tips for the best Hummus

  • Chickpea Brine – Keep the chickpea water to thin out the hummus as needed.
  • Room Temp – Hummus should always be served at room temp, not straight from the fridge! I mean in my humble opinion of course…
  • Smooth Hummus – Don’t be afraid to pulse the hummus for 5mins! I also use a spatula to scrape it a few times in between to get any lumpy bits hiding.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Sure! Just tightly cover and store in the fridge until needed, then bring to room temp again and serve. I don’t usually keep it longer than 2-3days in the fridge, but you can store longer at your discretion.

Can this be frozen?

Hummus is great for freezing! Just thaw in the fridge then bring to room temp to serve.

close up shot of hummus surrounded by vegetables and pita chips

What to serve with hummus?

Or like I mentioned, this works great in wraps and sandwiches too!

If you’re looking for more sun dried tomato twists then definitely check out my Sun Dried Tomato Pesto!

For my full hummus collection check out these beauties too:

Different Hummus Recipes

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this sun dried tomato hummus shall we?!

closeup shot of dunking pita chip into hummus

How to make Sun Dried Tomato Hummus (Full Recipe & Video)

overhead shot of white bowl of hummus surrounded by veg and pita chips

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

This Sun Dried Tomato Hummus is dreamy, creamy and absolutely bursting with flavour. Better still, it couldn't be easier to make!
5 from 6 votes
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Servings (click & slide): 6
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories per serving: 160kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2


  • Food Processor
  • Spatula
  • Colander (to drain chickpeas)
  • Small Pot (to collect chickpea brine)
  • Serving Bowl

Ingredients (check list):

Base Hummus

  • 1x 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (keep chickpea water)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon, juice only
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp EACH Cumin, Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

  • 1/2 cup / 60g Sun Dried Tomatoes (see notes)
  • 6-8 large Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika


  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • few pinches of Smoked Paprika
  • 4-5 Tiny Basil Leaves

To Serve


  • In to a food processor, add chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes, tahini, basil, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, salt & pepper.
  • Turn on the motor and slowly pour in your chickpea water to smooth out until your desired texture (around 1/4cup/60ml should suffice).
  • Test for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Scrape out into a serving bowl and garnish with extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika and baby basil leaves. Serve at room temp with your edible tools of choice!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Sun Dried Tomatoes - Try and use jarred ones (oil gives extra flavour). For a deeper tomato flavour consider adding another couple in after you check for seasoning.
b) Make Ahead - Easy to make ahead of time! Tightly cover and store in the fridge (I don't usually store longer than 2-3days, but longer at your discretion). Bring to room temp and serve. Hummus always best at room temp.
c) Freeze - Hummus is also great to freeze. Thaw in the fridge when needed then again, serve at room temp.
d) Oil / Lemon Juice - Important to use Extra Virgin (not regular) and fresh lemon juice (not bottled). These difference will really make the difference. Regular olive oil is definitely not suitable for this recipe, bottled lemon juice only at a push!
e) Calories - Based on no extra garnish and served between 6 with no sides.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.65g16%
Saturated Fat 1.424g7%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.35g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.186g
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 13.64g5%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 3.55g4%
Protein 4.44g9%
Vitamin A 184IU4%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.48mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Robin Keller
    July 11, 2023 at 3:56 am

    5 stars
    Absolutely fabulous recipe!!! Made one, ate it myself in 2 days..making another batch tomorrow! Amazing. Now I can’t wait to try your Carmelized onion hummus..but it’s going to be 113 degrees here in No.Cal.this weekend so it is fair to say I Will Not be turning on the stove! I’ll wait till fall for that, but this Sun Dried Tomato Hummas will keep me going thru the hot summer! Thx!!!!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      July 12, 2023 at 7:40 am

      Such a lovely review, Robin thank you!! C.

  • Reply
    September 11, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I love this recipe! Just made it and it tastes sooo good :). Another tip: instead of adding oil, you can just use the oil from the canned tomato!

  • Reply
    Pat Costell
    May 10, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    5 stars
    I love hummus and this is exceptional! Thank you

  • Reply
    April 22, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I applied the recipe but the hummus is very heavy

  • Reply
    April 15, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    5 stars
    Everything is better with a little bit of sun dried tomato, and this hummus tastes absolutely amazing with it.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 16, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Totally agree, everything is better with sun dried tomato 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
    April 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    5 stars
    This is such an amazing hummus!! My husband really loved it!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 16, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Woo hoo! Great to hear!!

  • Reply
    Patty at Spoonabilities
    April 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    5 stars
    I am going to have to give this hummus a try. I too love every kind of hummus – such a huge fan of it! But I never tried this one!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 16, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Hope you love it 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    April 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    5 stars
    What a great way to save money and make it exactly the way you like it. I’m loving this sun-dried tomato hummus recipe.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 16, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Kelly!!