• 1- 15 oz. can Chick Peas (drained but reserve the juice)
  • 1/4 cup Sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

When the holidays roll around, it always means lots of food around my house.  Meals are large and lengthy with lots of conversation and calories.  It seems we can’t do a meal during this time of year without dessert and even appetizers.

One of my favorite treats before dinner is something that is actually good for you.  It is my sundried tomato hummus.  Before you turn your nose up at something new with a weird name think of it as bean dip with a twist.  That is actually what hummus is- garbanzo beans.  They are also called chick peas and they are full of protein and fiber.

When they are pureed with sundried tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice and spices, they turn into a fresh and flavorful dip that is perfect for guests during the hefty holiday season.

In a food processor, add the chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Blend until smooth.  Add some of the chick pea juice to get the right consistency.