I had a bunch of grape tomatoes from my post on the Difference Between Cherry and Grape Tomatoes. I usually gravitate towards the Cherry Tomatoes in my recipes versus the Grape Tomatoes. So I was thinking of what I could make with all the Grape Tomatoes I had.
That’s when I thought about making this Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus. This easy homemade hummus recipes uses Grape Tomatoes as opposed to Cherry Tomatoes as they have less water, which is better for homemade hummus, as you don’t want the hummus to be watery or thin.
I roasted the Grape Tomatoes in my air fryer with some garlic cloves. From there, this easy homemade hummus recipe just uses the food processor to process all the ingredients together. The Grape Tomatoes make this Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus a beautiful color naturally. Get this easy homemade hummus recipe below.
What should I serve on top of hummus?
Hummus is usually served with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top. You can also add chopped nuts or fresh herbs. With this Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus recipe, I just added a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a couple Grape Tomatoes, and some fresh basil.
What can you use Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus for?
You can use Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus for snacks, dip crackers, cheese, or veggies in the hummus. You can also use this Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. It is really good with turkey, chicken, and salami. You can even top pizza with hummus!
How long will homemade hummus last?
Homemade hummus will last for about a week in the fridge. Make sure to store it in an airtight container. You can also freeze homemade hummus if you won’t eat it all right away. Be sure to store it in an airtight container before freezing.
Ingredients I used for this Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus
Organic Grape Tomatoes
Organic Garlic Cloves
Organic Triscuits (for serving)
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Roasted Tomato Basil HummusDifficulty: Easy
This easy homemade hummus recipe roasts Grape Tomatoes and garlic, it’s blended together with chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, and basil for a delicious Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus.
1 pint organic Grape Tomatoes
4 organic garlic cloves
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
30 ounces organic chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup organic fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, add the Grape Tomatoes and garlic. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- You can do this in your air fryer, toaster oven, or in your oven. On a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil (I used my air fryer as I have a roast setting). Roast at 400°F
- for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst.
- Add the tomatoes and garlic into a food processor with the remaining ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas, and basil leaves. Blend until combined, then add salt and pepper. Taste and continue to add salt and pepper as needed, and blend until desired consistency.
- Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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