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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?

Yield: 2 cups

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe
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.


Sunday 4th of September 2011

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

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Thursday 2nd of September 2010

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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!

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