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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.0
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 101.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

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Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Introduction

Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, but cannellini beans (white kidney beans) yield a fluffy texture and buttery taste. You'll love this variation on a classic. Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, but cannellini beans (white kidney beans) yield a fluffy texture and buttery taste. You'll love this variation on a classic.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes*
    1 clove garlic
    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    1 (14.5-ounce) cannellini beans
    juice of one lemon (about 3 T)
    1 T olive oil


    *Choose water-packed or dried rather than oil-packed. If you use dries, soak them in hot water if they're particularly brittle and reserve the water to thin the hummus*

Tips

Mix this puree into your favorite pasta sauce for a higher-protein, almost-fat-free cream sauce.
Or use less water and use in place of ricotta cheese in lasagna or stuffed pastas.

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Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Pulse several times, then let it run it until pureed. Add water one tablespoon at a time until the hummus reaches the desired consistency.

Serving Size: 4 servings, 1/4 cup each






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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is very tasty. I drained and rinsed the beans. Also, used my immersion blender to puree and it worked well, left some small bits of sun-dried tomatoes, which was good. I will make this again, next time will reduce oil and use more water to reduce fat content. - 4/1/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love it on pita bread pizza instead of pizza sauce and cheese!!!! - 3/31/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a fantastic recipe idea. The type of beans used does give a creamier texture.I used dried basil (rather than fresh) and oregano, 5 olives (15g) instead of olive oil,3T fat free sour cream to get desired consistency and for more protein, 1 hard boiled egg white.(35g dried tomatoes) - 4/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We made this last night. It was awesome. We roasted fresh red peppers prior to making it and added it into it. Our friends loved it as well. - 4/1/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hi. This sounds delish! I'm wondering, has anyone tried it with chickpeas? And is the recommendation to not use sundried tomatoes in oil just a calorie thing, or do they not work well in the recipe? I think the taste would be incredible if they can be used successfully... Anyone?
    - 3/31/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I added one tablespoon of tahini. - 3/31/13

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    better than most hummus recipes - 3/31/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am eating this with tears in my eyes. It's ABSOLUTELY divine! And so easy to make! I made it with chickpeas, as that's all I had, but I'll try cannellini beans next time. Thanks for sharing with us :-) - 3/31/14

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love HUMMUS but I eat the lot. DH does not like it. I am about to try this recipe, I will be back ~~~Pat in Maine ~~~~~~ - 11/9/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Am definitely going to try it, my daughter-in-law cannot eat sesame seeds, so this will work very well. I'm also excited to try it and will be making it today! Thanks for the recipe... - 4/23/13

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  • Thanks for sharing, will make again and again!! I did add a tablespoon of Tahini!! - 4/8/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to use this recipe - 4/4/13

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  • I'm serving this today before our Easter dinner! I've had it before and it is delicious!! - 3/31/13

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  • My friend who has gout can eat this but nor traditional hummus as he cannot eat garbonzo beans. This recipe is delish!

    YES- rinse the beans.

    And, I might add tahini- or a spoon of unsweetened peanut butter.
    - 3/31/13

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  • Amazing! I think I just found my new go-to snack! - 4/9/12

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This looks so good........I have all of the ingredients on hand and plan to make this today. Thanks - 4/4/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm excited to try this...I LOVE hummus!!! Thanks for sharing... - 4/4/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this, but I have one question: Do i drain and rinse the Beans? - 4/1/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious. I am looking forward to trying it. - 4/1/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    am suregonna try this one!! - 3/31/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    3/31/12

    Will try this & rate later on. TY for posting this. - 3/31/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks and sounds yummy - can't wait to make it!

    Faye A - 3/31/12

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  • This is very good...... - 3/31/12

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  • Love hummus and this recipe is one of my favorites!!! Thank you! - 3/31/12

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  • Love this! not everybody did, but I thought it was great - 3/31/12

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