Roasted Tomato Hummus
You can make this delicious Roasted Tomato Hummus with Slow Roasted Tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes from a jar, and this hummus is delicious! I’d serve it with my favorite low-carb pita bread, but this would also be delicious with jicama, celery, or bell pepper to scoop up the hummus.
This Roasted Tomato Hummus Recipe is something I used to make regularly back in the days when everyone was making Slow Roasted Tomatoes, those delicious little morsels of roasted tomato that capture the flavors of summer. I made the slow roasted tomatoes every summer for quite a few years, and one year when I had some thawed in the fridge I used them to come up with this hummus recipe that included roasted tomatoes!
But now with the concern for the environment I might not turn on the oven long enough to make roasted tomatoes, even if they are such an amazing treat. So if you don’t have slow roasted tomatoes, just make this recipe using sun-dried tomatoes from a jar; just add a little water and process to soften the dried tomatoes.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- Slow Roasted Tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes and a little water
- canned garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)
- garlic puree or Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
- Tahini Sauce (affiliate link)
- fresh-squeezed lemon juice, I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice
- Olive Oil (affiliate link), plus more for drizzling on finished hummus if desired
- sea salt, or to taste
- Sumac (affiliate link) for sprinkling on finished hummus, optional
What Pita Bread would I serve with Roasted Tomato Hummus?
I first served this with Lavash that I brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with Sumac and then toasted in a toaster oven for a few minutes, but Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread (affiliate link) is definitely what I’d use now.
What else can you serve with Roasted Tomato Hummus?
If you want a serving option that’s even lower in carbs, I would scoop up this hummus with sticks of jicama, celery, or bell pepper strips.
How to Make Roasted Tomato Hummus:
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- Rinse the canned garbanzo beans with cold water and let them drain well.
- These are the slow roasted tomatoes after they’ve been frozen and thawed; remember I’m making a double batch of hummus here!
- If you don’t have slow roasted tomatoes, rinse the oil from sun-dried tomatoes and add a little water.
- Puree the slow roasted tomatoes (or sun-dried tomatoes plus a little water) with the garlic until they are mostly smooth.
- Add drained garbanzos to the tomatoes and process until the beans are pureed and the mixture is well combined.
- Then add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and water and process until the mixture is smooth. (I might add part of the water, process, and then decide if it needs more water.)
- I brushed Lavash with olive oil and sprinkled with Sumac, then toasted it just until the bread was firm.
- Then I cut the bread into squares to use to dip the hummus.
- You can also eat this with low-carb pita bread, celery, carrot sticks, or red pepper strips.
More Delicious Ideas with Hummus:
- Parsley Hummus
- Middle Eastern Tostadas with Hummus and Feta
- Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
- Cucumber Hummus Bites
- Julia Child’s White Bean Hummus
- 1/2 cup slow roasted tomatoes (or use scant 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes and a little water)
- 1 can (15.5 oz.) garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)
- 2 T garlic puree (or less if you’re not a huge garlic fan)
- 1/4 cup tahini sauce
- 3 T fresh lemon juice (see notes)
- 2 T olive oil, plus more for drizzling on finished hummus if desired
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
- Optional: Sumac for sprinkling on finished hummus
- Drain garbanzo beans into colander, then rinse well with cold water until no more foam appears.
- Leave beans in colander to continue draining.
- In bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade, place slow roasted tomatoes (or rinsed sun-dried tomatoes) and garlic.
- Process about 30 seconds, or slightly longer for sun-dried tomatoes.
- Add drained beans, process about 1-2 minutes, until beans and tomatoes are completely blended together.
- Add Tahini Sauce (affiliate link), 2 T lemon juice, olive oil, and half the water and process 30 seconds to one minute more, until all ingredients are well blended.
- Check the thickness and see if you want to use the other 2 tablespoons of water.
- Taste to decide whether to add more lemon juice and salt, add if desired and process a few seconds more.
- This will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks if it’s in a container with a tight lid.
- Sprinkle finished hummus with Sumac (affiliate link) if desired.
- Serve with pita bread, lavash, crackers, celery sticks, carrots, or red pepper strips.
You will need a food processor to make this successfully. There are many good brands, but I love my Cuisinart Food Processor DLC 10. (affiliate link) You might start with 2 T of lemon juice and taste to see if you want to add more.Nutritional information is based on 1/4 cup serving size, and doesn't include lavash or pita bread. Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
With a moderate serving size this Roasted Tomato Hummus is probably lower in carbs than you think, but it’s still a splurge for low-carb diets. Beans are acceptable for all phases of the original South Beach Diet, and they’re great for other low-glycemic diets as well. This is great with low-carb pita bread, or eat with veggies if you’d like to keep the carbs lower.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2007, when I was regularly making slow roasted tomatoes with tomatoes from my garden! The recipe was updated with better photos in 2012 and was last updated with more information in 2023.