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Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

This easy Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus recipe is filled with the warm, smoky-sweet flavor of sundried tomatoes and the bright flavor of basil.

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

Back to school is heavy on my mind these days. We are less than a week away from Will starting kindergarten. But as I wrote recently on Tablespoon, it’s Will’s school lunch that I think about most.

Ok, think might be an understatement. I obsess.

I’ve checked out the lunch menu for his school and its … not good. A packed lunch it will be (and he’s okay with that!). Still, what do I pack? How do I keep it from getting too boring? Thank goodness for good friends like Cate, who give me fab ideas (like frozen grapes as a snack/way to keep the whole lunchbox cold. Love that!).

One snack that I know I will be packing is homemade hummus and veggies. Will adores hummus, as does Paige. Toss in some slices of cucumber, red peppers and carrots and you have a delish snack (or even a lunch item!).

This fast, easy hummus is filled with the warm, smoky-sweet flavor of sundried tomatoes and my very favorite herb: basil. I made it this afternoon for a very special video shoot (more on that later!) and it totally got rave reviews.

Now, I need some more ideas. What inventive foods do you pack in lunchboxes?

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 15- oz can garbanzo beans, , drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper, , to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container.
  2. Store in the refrigerator and eat within one week.
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Sunday 4th of September 2011

This was really delicious! Thank you for making and posting it.

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Monday 30th of August 2010

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Monday 30th of August 2010

One thing I put in my kids lunch boxes occasionally is toasted waffles, cut into sticks, and rather than putting a little container of syrup, I give them apple sauce to dip the sticks into. Include a spoon and they finish off the apple sauce when they run out of waffle.


Friday 27th of August 2010

I like making tuna sandwiches for the lunchboxes!