Creamy dreamy hummus flavored with sun-dried tomatoes plus a secret ingredient: Greek yogurt!
I’m at that stage of life where back-to-school is something happening to “other people”. I have been out of school for a few years now, my friends have all graduated and even those who are pursuing other degrees choose to do summer terms, making education a year-round festivity for them (yippee!), and – since no kindergarten seems to want my weirdo cats around – I don’t have any little ones to send off to school in a couple of weeks.
But, if I did have any little nuggets that I was sending off to school this month, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus is absolutely the snack that I would have ready for them when they got home.
Yes, indeed, we would sit around the table, munching on carrots, peppers and pita chips (no celery thankyouverymuch) dipped in creamy, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus while I posed the requisite questions and received the one-syllable answers:
“How was school today?” “Fine.”
“What did you learn?” “Stuff.”
And even if I wasn’t sure if their minds were getting properly fed, at least I could rest in knowing that their bodies were being packed full of nutrition from chickpeas (manganese, folate and fiber, just to name a few), sun-dried tomatoes (vitamins A, C, and lycopene), and Greek yogurt (protein and calcium).
That’s right – the secret ingredient to this creamy, dreamy hummus is a healthy dollop of Greek yogurt. By replacing most of the olive oil found in traditional hummus with Greek yogurt, we can up the protein as well as the creamy texture in our favorite snack.
Why the sudden focus on back-to-school? This month’s 12 Bloggers theme was Back-to-School Snacks! But I’ll let you in on a little secret – I definitely took this Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus as a Monday-Afternoon-at-Work Snack and no one was the wiser.
Check out the 11 other kid-friendly (or adult-friendly!) snack recipes created by my fellow bloggers:
- Pizza & Buffalo Wing Bites from BetsyLife
- Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Pops from Home Cooking Memories
- Pita Nachos from A Little Claireification
- Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins from The Rebel Chick
- Easy Cinnamon Fruit Cup from Million Moments
- Loaded Pizza Pinwheels from A Night Owl Blog
- How to Pop Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag in the Microwave from Bless This Mess Please
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites from Mom Endeavors
- Green Smoothie from See Vanessa Craft
- No-Bake Almond Protein Bites from Around My Family Table
- Banana Roll Ups from Plugged In Family
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¾ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- Olive oil
- Place all ingredients except for olive oil in a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If necessary, stream in olive oil a tablespoon at a time to reach desired dipping or spreading consistency.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Daddy would love this. It would be fabulous with those flatbread crackers. This would be a good Sunday snack.
Great idea to substitute Greek yogurt for olive oil. Can’t wait to try this!
I thought I would miss the olive oil, but the yogurt makes it so much creamier!
Seeing all the back-to-school recipes and back-to-school supplies is making me wish I was back in school…mostly because I’d love to live under the veil of not having to figure my life out, because what I do for a living is school. HA!
Your hummus looks addicting. Greek yogurt? You genius. Hey, where can I get me one of them pretty bowls??
Those are vintage Pyrex! Alex’s mom first got me a full set of mixing bowls for Christmas that she found at an antique store, then Momma found two little casseroles (one smaller one is the “bowl” in this pic) a couple of months ago. I can’t remember the name of this particular pattern, but ebay has tons of vintage Pyrex in all sorts of colors. I prefer to scope antique stores, though, as sometimes Ebay can get pricey. There are like 4 antique stores within a block of my apartment – maybe we can scope them out when you visit (I know one of them always has oodles of pretty Pyrex).
I have a love for hummus & this looks delicious! Great flavors!
I do think of you when I make hummus!
I would eat ALL of this and never share. YUM. Pinned!!
Yum! Love this twist on hummus 🙂
This is the most beautiful hummus I’ve ever seen! I bet it tastes just as great! Thanks for the recipe!
Well, thank you! I liked the color a lot.
No celery…AMEN! Who likes the celery anyway?! This hummus looks delicious! I love the greek yogurt in there – I bet it is sooo creamy! Also I’m loving the new site – looks amazing!
Seriously, who DOES like celery? This is a no-celery household and I’m proud of it. 😛 Thanks, Cate!!
Oh this looks so good and I love the cute dish you’re serving it in!
Thank you! My boyfriend’s mom bought me a set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls in this pattern for Christmas and my mom found this little casserole to match a few months ago. They’re my favorite pieces!
No kids in this house either. I’ll dub this “football food” The Hubs and friends would gladly gobble this up in front of the TV
Ah, yes. Perfect man food!
Oh my! Things have changed around here! And I must say… you gorgeous thing. Freaking beautiful. And happy. That makes me happy too… oh, and did I mention that I’m in Florence, which is why I am so darn behind on blog reading? Anyway, I’m getting away from the point: sun-dried tomato hummus?! Yum. I would snack on that at any time of day (or night). Love these simple and delicious ideas! xxx
Thank you, Laura!! You’re such a doll. I’ve been following your travel adventures on IG and I can’t even tell you how green with envy I am. Hope you’re having the most fabulous time!
I love all kinds of hummus! Thanks Stephanie for sharing at Foodie friends Friday!
This is going on my must-try list! We love hummus in our house and sun dried tomatoes are popular too. I’m not sure I’ve had a combo of both before, but it looks amazing. Love your pyrex too!