I have a confession to make. I have avoided hummus like the plague…until now.
I think the thought of mashed beans kinda freaked me out which is ridiculous since I love refried beans.
Or maybe it was the name. Hummus. Sounds like you are trying to clear your throat.
Well, whatever the reason I avoided it doesn’t really matter now because I love it. It is quick, very inexpensive, and a great snack! I’ve been making it all summer long to use on sandwich wraps, with veggies, or with chips. The best part about a recipe like this is the fact that it is great for entertaining as well as lounging around the house or a quick lunch.
If you like hummus you need to try this version!
White Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus
- 1 – 10 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cloves of garlic
- juice of half of a lemon
- 2 tblsp sun-dried tomatoes, I used Trader Joe’s packed in oil
- 10 basil leaves
- a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor add the beans, garlic, and lemon juice, process until smooth. Add the tomatoes, basil, and salt and pepper. Pulse a few times until they are incorporated. Turn on the processor and slowly pour in the oil until the mixture becomes smooth. Store in the fridge in a sealed container or serve immediately with pita chips.