Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Gooooooood Monday morning!

I know a recipe is a winner when I stand over my food processor eating it with my fingers…and it’s not frosting.

So it looks like we have ourselves a real winner on our hands here! I was looking through my Veganomicon cookbook for recipes that were easy to make yet healthy and very yummy and came across this dip/spread. I made a couple slight adjustments and wowza is this stuff good!

These are some of the possible ways it could be eaten:
1. As a dip for sliced cucumbers or vegetables
2. As a spread on a sandwich
3. As a topping on pizza
4. As a spread on a veggie burger
5. Dipping your fingers in it as is, served either warm or cold

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

2 cups sun dried tomatoes (dry ones, not packed in oil)
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1/2 cup navy beans
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place the tomatoes in a bowl and pour the boiling water other them. Cover with a plate and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
Place the almonds in a food processor and process until fine. Next add the remaining ingredients to the food processor. Add the sun dried tomatoes and 1/2 cup of the “tomato water” to the food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.

Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy either warm or cold.

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This is not the most flattering picture of Lilly…she was starting to doze off when I took this.

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But here she is riding in her car seat, just about to fall asleep (imagine that). It’s funny for 2 reasons. First being, she has a car seat. Dog car seats are great, they are like a mobile dog bed that straps to the car and then you can attach the dog to the car seat via harness. It also keeps the car cleaner and free of dog hair. Lilly loves her car seat of course because its like a huge bed that goes everywhere. Wouldn’t that be great?!
The second reason it’s funny is because her tongue is sticking out. It’s not out because she was licking her lips, it’s out because she has lost so many teeth her tongue doesn’t always stay in her mouth any more! I clean Lilly’s teeth regularly, but pugs just tend to lose teeth because their faces are smashed.

I can’t end on that note, that’s a really bad picture of her. Lets on this one. A sleeping pic.

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