Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes.

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re not sure why, but you keep pushing it out on the schedule. The more you postpone, the more difficult it starts to mount in your mind. So you procrastinate postpone a little more until you realize that years have flown by since you put it on that white board of ideas.

For me, this something is making my own hummus. You were probably hoping for something a tad more exciting. But hummus it is. I love the stuff, and even my husband, Carnivorous Maximus, likes it. I knew it would be easy to make at home since I have a zippy three-bowl food processor, but honestly it’s also easy to buy at the store. Somehow, I just never got around to making it.

But I’m trying to make more pantry items to reduce preservatives and added chemicals I’m likely ingesting, and with the Super Bowl upon us, I decided it was time. Once I actually got my butt in gear, hummus took all of five minutes to make. Seriously. Well, except for cooking the beans. But I usually have them around anyway, and just had to pull them out of the refrigerator. It’s a little embarrassing really. For every one minute it took to make this appetizer, I had about one year of procrastination involved. My excuse now is that making hummus was too easy, and that’s why I didn’t make it right away. I was busy learning how to make puff pastry and grow, harvest, dry, and make my own stevia sweetener.

Roasted Tomato Hummus side 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

This hummus is good all by itself, but I had some Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes hanging out in the refrigerator, and stirred them in. So, so good, and so much more fresh than any store-bought hummus I’ve had.

And I admit it feels fantastic to finally cross this item off. Now I can move onto the other 5,287 things on the list.

Roasted Tomato Hummus

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Serves: Make about 3½ cups

  • 2½ cups freshly cooked garbanzo beans (or canned, if you must)
  • 3 tablespoons Tahini Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika (I used dulce - sweet Hungarian paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the water into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Process until it becomes a fairly smooth paste, about 20 seconds. Gradually add the water until completely smooth, about one minute.
  2. Scrape hummus into a bowl and stir in the Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes.


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  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes February 2, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    I have so many recipes that I don’t understand why I haven’t made them yet, since I actually would love to eat them! Now with pinterest the list is never ending, literally. Any recipe with the word roasted and hummus in it has my undivided attention Susan!
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    • The Wimpy Vegetarian February 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Thanks Paula! And isn’t that the truth?! Between magazines, cookbooks, newspapers, and pinterest, I have so many things I want to try, I don’t think it’s even possible in one single lifetime :-). But I cooked up some chickpeas yesterday and they’re destined for another batch of hummus, so I’m glad I finally got around to it!
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  2. Hezzi-D February 2, 2014 at 4:16 am #

    We love hummus in our house and I like playing around with the flavors. The Balsamic ROasted tomatoes in this sound fab!

  3. Jennifer Miller February 2, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    I’m a huge hummus fan! The balsamic roasted tomatoes are making me drool. Perfect pairing! I’m going to have to make this today! Yum!

  4. apuginthekitchen February 2, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Love adding those delicious roasted tomatoes, I think I could eat a whole bowl with some warm pita. Great recipe!
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  5. cheri February 2, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    I love hummus, this tomato twist sounds incredible. Will have to try.

  6. Samantha @FerraroKitchen February 2, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Oh man..this is everything I LOVE!! roasted tomatoes and hummus!!
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  7. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 2, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I just love hummus and I love that you added balsamic roasted tomatoes!
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  8. Amy Kim February 2, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    You did it! I remember this convo with Foodie Stuntman on Twitterverse! It’s amazing how crazy easy hummus is to make, right?

    Next time I will try mine with your balsamic roasted tomatoes!
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  9. cathy February 2, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    Great idea to pair the roasty goodness of tomatoes with the hummis — should be an awesome hot dipper — cathy
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  10. Julie @ Texan New Yorker February 2, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Carnivorous Maximus – I love it! I also always love hummus, and this version looks amazing, thanks!

  11. Lea Ann (Cooking On the Ranch) February 2, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    I’ve made my own hummus a couple of times and still buy it at Whole Foods. I’ve not found a good recipe, so thanks for sharing this one. It looks amazing.
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  12. Nichole C February 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Hummus is by far my fave condiment/side. I can’t wait to make this! YUMMM
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  13. Rita February 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Great take on hummus, Susan. Can I simply add the tomato part to my own hummus? I assume so

  14. Liz February 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Yeah, that store bought hummus always falls short. I make at least two batches a month…and need to shake up my recipe by trying your yummy topping :)
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  15. Choc Chip Uru February 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    Such a delicious hummus, I love the roasted tomatoes 😀
    Great twist!

    Choc Chip Uru
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  16. Shannon R February 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Oh, this looks so good. Fantastic as a dip but I’d also love it as a sandwich spread tomorrow as well. This looks like such a great flavour pairing.
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  17. Renee February 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Hummus is exciting to people like me. And I may “accidentally” forget to put this out for game day spread so I’d have it all to myself.
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  18. Manu February 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    I think the balsamic roasted tomatoes make for a great twist to this hummus! I can imagine how yummy this must have tasted!
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  19. kathia Rodriguez February 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Once again I love hummus.Is perfect delicious, and great for sharing.
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  20. Rosemary February 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    I needed a little snack so wizzed up your hummus just now (except don’t have your balsamic tomatoes). I took a second look for garlic in your recipe since that’s usually so dominant especially in store-bought hummus. It’s lovely without and plenty spicy. I must have a very hot paprika and was a good thing I accidentally left out the white pepper!

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian February 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      I’m so excited (and impressed) that you whipped this up so fast after it took me years to get to it. I just checked on my Hungarian paprika can and it says Dulce, so it’s the sweet paprika version. I think I’d better add that note for those who add the white pepper!!! Sounds like it all worked out though in the end. And I decided to forego the garlic – I love garlic, don’t get me wrong – but I wanted to go in a different direction. Next time I’m thinking roasted garlic though :-)
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      • Rosemary February 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

        My paprika is from Hungary and I see now it says scharf — that’s hot!
        I served it to my meatboy with a veggie and roasted squash dinner tonight — he liked dinner better when I cooked a couple eggs to go with the garlic sautéed spinach. :)
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        • The Wimpy Vegetarian February 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

          LOL. Yes, scharf will make a difference. I’ve made the change in the recipe. I wondered after I read your comment and needed to get the can. When I ate it, it wasn’t spicy-hot except from the white pepper, which isn’t hot-hot. This is a great example of needing to be specific in the ingredients. Dianne Jacob would give me a lecture on this I think. I’m glad you liked it anyway :-)
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          • Rosemary February 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

            Paprika is interesting to talk about, but don’t be too hard on yourself. Not that recipes shouldn’t be clear but they are also a guideline to inspire cooking for one’s preferences. :) (I heard that from a Bon Appetit editor one time).

  21. Tammi @ Momma's Meals February 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    I’m a list person too :) I think Hummus has been on my list for years, it’s time to make it! Thanks for sharing!

  22. The Ninja Baker February 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Sigh! Some people are truly inspirational…And you are one of them Susan! This lovely hummus is fantabulous enough…But you are making homemade Stevia as well? Bravo, bravo! Thank you for the inspiration.

    P.s. Love the idea of a to-do list of things that fascinate you and capture your curiosity.

  23. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom February 3, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    The Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes sound fabulous and your hummus looks perfect!!! LOVE this!
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  24. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons February 3, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Right now, it’s “clean kitchen appliances.” Such a dreaded task.

    I also had homemade hummus on my bucket list for a LONG time, and finally started making it this last summer. It is so totally worth it, in my opinion. Bookmarking your recipe for next time I need a batch, because I just love roasted tomatoes in pretty much anything!
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  25. Sarah February 3, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Tomato hummus?? I’m there!
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  26. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen February 3, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    I love hummus. I use it on sandwiches instead of mayo. This would make one mighty tasty sandwich!!

  27. Norma Chang February 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    You are not the only one who procrastinate even when the job takes only minutes. I do that often and then wonder what took me so long to get going. Love how the balsamic roasted tomato elevated the hummus. Will be making a lot when I harvest my tomatoes this summer.
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  28. Mary @ Fit and Fed February 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Just so funny that you made your own puff pastry–still a very intimidating project to me– before you made your own hummus! You are right that it makes such a nice difference to use your own freshly cooked chickpeas in hummus. Feels good when you are saving money and getting a better product, too.
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  29. Courtney @ Neighborfood February 4, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Oh, I have lots of things like that on my list. Trust me, you’re not the only one! I love the idea of stirring in the balsamic roasted tomatoes. That sounds like the best snack!

  30. Shaina February 4, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Homemade hummus!!! I keep telling myself I’m going to make it, and I never do, but now I have a can of chickpeas…and tomatoes…and your recipe… Here I go!
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  31. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere February 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    I love making hummus, but I’ve never tried adding roasted tomatoes. This sounds aweseome!
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  32. Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes February 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Hummus is on my list to make too, and I love this particular version. It looks just heavenly and is perfect for any game day!

  33. Oui, Chef February 5, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I could live on Hummus….thanks for a new tasty recipe to add to my hummus repertoire.
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  34. Katy February 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Why have I never made my own hummus before?! I eat the stuff all the time, but it never looks this beautiful. I love the addition of paprika too – definitely trying this! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  35. mjskit February 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Sounds like your first homemade hummus is going to be hard to beat! What a great idea to add those luscious tomatoes! With this being so good, how will you ever be able to eat another type of hummus? :)
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  36. Micheline February 12, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Hi Susan! I’m new to your site and I just love it! I read your About Me section and it hit home for me because, like you, I’m also married to a meat and potatoes man. We’ve been struggling for years to figure out what to eat together and we’re slowly getting the hang of it. He hates all raw vegetables and fruits except carrots and apples. And he’s very picky about textures. Me- I’m a salad girl. So you can see where this would be a challenge! I’m going to peruse your recipes and see if I can’t find some more ideas for my meat eater guy.


  37. Rosemary February 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Finished up the first batch and immediately made another! I love having this ‘not garlicky but zesty’ hummus on-hand. :)

  38. Marie March 30, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    Delicious Susan! The combination of the paprika and roasted tomatoes, yummy!

  39. Lana October 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    I’m hoping to try this topping tomorrow just whipped up a batch of my own humus but it could use a new flavor twist :) had a question for you: what is that beautiful bread in the background of your photos? olive bread? exquisite!! did you make it?!!

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