Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus


You can never have too many hummus recipes, right? This is the fifth I’ve shared but there are still more I can’t wait to try. Hummus is so easy to make and homemade is so much better than store bought. And not only is a hummus a great dip but it makes for a great spread for your favorite sandwiches and wraps. I’m sure this could work wonders to a grilled veggie wrap along with some feta.

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus | Cooking Classy

You will love all the Mediterranean flavors in this Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus, it is simply addictive! This is something that will definitely add some excitement to the same old boring lunches we all keep having every day. Lunch is something I never put a lot of effort into but homemade hummus adds some serious pizzaz to any lunch.

This is a hummus recipe I will make time and time again. The way the flavor of the sun dried tomatoes shines through along with the freshness of the basil is irresistible!


Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus | Cooking Classy


Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

5 from 2 votes


  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (about 8), strained, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil from sun dried tomato jar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt , or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil , plus more for garnish


  1. Add chick peas to a food processor along with sun dried tomatoes, 2 Tbsp oil from jar, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt. Pulse for 1 minute then scrape down sides and bottom of jar and pulse one minute longer. Add 2 Tbsp of the liquid from chick pea can then pulse 2 - 3 minutes longer, stopping and scraping down sides and bottom of processor once halfway through (add in more liquid to thin if desired). Add basil and pulse until just minced into hummus.
  2. If desired serve topped with more olive oil from sun dried tomato jar, additional fresh basil and finely chopped sun dried tomatoes. Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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  • Melissa: I am a hummus junkie! Can’t wait to try this recipe! February 20, 2015 at 10:31am Reply

  • Leslie: I love the roasted red pepper hummus! I’d never tried a chick pea by itself until recently and I love their texture. February 20, 2015 at 10:32am Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: I just started putting hummus on my salad instead of dressing and now I am OBSESSED and need ALL the different kinds of hummus, so this is SO perfect! Pinning! February 20, 2015 at 2:21pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love hummus, this is so pretty with the sun dried tomato and basil topping! February 20, 2015 at 11:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Laura, you are always so nice! I love getting your comments :)! February 21, 2015 at 1:15am Reply

  • Anna: OMG this looks incredibly good!!! Can’t wait to try it at home <3 February 21, 2015 at 4:04am Reply

  • Paul: This looks so good. It looks like it is just inviting you to dip something in it February 21, 2015 at 4:56am Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: You are the queen of beautiful hummuses! February 21, 2015 at 8:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Chung-Ah! February 26, 2015 at 1:28pm Reply

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg: Loving this flavor combination. It looks extremely delicious. I love making hummus and using sun dried tomatoes is a great idea. :) February 21, 2015 at 10:19am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: It is SO GORGEOUS!! I eat soooo much hummus and that if I didn’t make it myself, I’d go broke :) Plus homemade just tastes better! I have a hummus recipe coming soon but you are the queen of making hummus look like a million bucks. My poor little hummus can’t compete but it tastes great :) February 21, 2015 at 10:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! I can’t wait to see your recipe! February 26, 2015 at 1:30pm Reply

  • David Burger: This hummus combination is amazing!!!! I added an avocado to the food processor. :) February 25, 2015 at 4:48pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I just got a new food processor so I’ve been obsessed with trying new hummus recipes. I made this the other day and it is seriously so good, Jaclyn! :) I didn’t have any sun dried tomatoes on hand so I used roasted red peppers. The flavors pop with the basil and lemon juice. I can’t wait to try your avocado hummus next! May 30, 2015 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you tried it Laura :)!! Thanks for letting me know, I hope you love the avocado one too! Hummus is my fav (if you can’t tell:). May 30, 2015 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Stephanie: Truly the best hummus I have ever made. Thank you thank you! July 14, 2015 at 11:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Stephanie! July 14, 2015 at 5:24pm Reply

  • Karissa @ Vegan A La Mode: Wow this hummus looks so creamy and flavorful! I can’t wait to try it! I love hummus that has added flavor from sun dried tomatoes or red peppers! So yummy! August 6, 2015 at 9:58am Reply

  • Marianne: Thank you for this recipe, it is truly delicious! January 27, 2016 at 7:06pm Reply

  • haydee: very good recipes I expect to do it.It is wonderful hummus. February 14, 2016 at 3:59pm Reply

  • Vicky: I made this last night and it is the best thing ever!! My only question is how long is it good for? August 10, 2016 at 12:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Probably about 5 days. It never makes it that long here because we eat it too fast :). August 11, 2016 at 12:03am Reply

  • Miranda: Tried this, and bam! I’m addicted!! It’s soooo good! All the flavours really burst in this combination. The garlic, the dried tomatoes, the basil… It’s really amazing! This is definitely going into my favorite party snacks book! October 23, 2016 at 7:16am Reply

  • Suzette: Absolutely delicious! And simple to make. I used dried chickpeas that I’d soaked and cooked. July 17, 2017 at 1:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it Suzette! July 26, 2017 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Lee: I added a partial can of La Cosrtena chipotles Adobe Sauce . I love this recipe September 3, 2017 at 9:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Lee! September 5, 2017 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Anita: Just tried this recipe and it’s the best hummus I’ve tasted. I will be making this one again. September 6, 2017 at 2:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it Anita! September 7, 2017 at 11:16am Reply

  • Tom: How long does this keep? Could I store it for 2 weeks? Throwing a big party and want to get some things done ahead of time. September 19, 2017 at 10:26am Reply

  • Janet: Just found your recipe and would like to try it but am wondering what kind of basil to use and what are the ‘ribs’. March 3, 2018 at 2:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I’m not sure why I added the word “ribs” right there but it’s just the leaves :). And it’s just the fresh Italian basil. Hope you enjoy Janet! March 3, 2018 at 8:36pm Reply

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