Simple Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Hummus

This is super, super lazy of me.

I mean, is throwing a bunch of ingredients in your food processor actually considered cooking?

Is this even a real recipe?

Is the meaning of life not waiting-for-Friday-so-you-can-have-15-glasses-of-wine-without-judgment?!

So many questions.  So much hummus.

Hummus is my go-to recipe when I totally don’t feel like cooking.  It’s a recipe without the effort, ya know?  It’s a no brainer.  My safe zone.  My happy snacking place that makes up for the 33,000 chocolates I had this weekend.

And is it bad to admit I didn’t even go food shopping for this one?  I literally just snooped around my cabinets, found two cans of ingredients, and decided yup!  This will do.

I really go the extra mile for you guys.

It never ceases to amaze me just how much crap I cram into my kitchen.  My entire apartment is the size of a MacBook Air, yet somehow I manage to live out an episode of Hoarders in my kitchen.  Not in a gross way, of course.  But does anyone need 15 spatulas from the 99 cent store?  Seems fairly useless.  Or the collection of Bed Bath & Beyond receipts that I save just in case I find time to bring them back to the store and use with a coupon?  Oh, and the corresponding pile of Bed Bath coupons that I never remember in the first place, hence how this vicious cycle begins?

Yeah, I live like this.

And worst of all?  This barely even touches the surface of what’s really going on in my teeny, tiny, did you get this from Fisher-Price? delightful little kitchen.

The pots and pans I will never use again – hello, grease stains from 2010! -, the endless mounds of tupperware that always topple onto my head, that jar of ground mace I bought because I thought it was nutmeg and well, it wasn’t, and of course, a grandiose assortment of bamboo cheese boards because ohmygod cheese!! and ohmygod half of these are splattered with red wine.

So yeah, sometimes I just need to avoid the clutter, take out my food processor, and make things easy – Hummus is my solution.  If you aren’t doing it already, you guys need to be eating more white beans.  They’re mellow in taste and they blend up into the creamiest, smoothest texture, its total perfection.  Obviously sun-dried tomatoes are divine, so their flavors rock out here, and the lemon juice adds a nice touch of tang, too.  And best of all?  This is a 4-ingredient, 5-minute delicious snack!

Is there anything more perfectly simple than that?

Ya know, besides being organized and having space and stuff.

Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Hummus

Yield: 5 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 16 oz Cannellini Beans
  • 5 oz Sundried Tomatoes in Oil - approx.  (I used DeLallo)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt & Coarse Black Peppercorn - approx.


  1. In food processor combine all ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping the sides with a spatula as needed.  When desired texture is achieved, immediately plate and serve.

>> Leftovers can be saved in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

>> Serving size is ~1/4 cup

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 134 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 6g





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21 Responses to “Simple Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Hummus”

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — February 19, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    Oh, wow this looks so good. I love the color how the sun-dried tomatoes turn this hummus into a beautiful shade of orange-red. Just beautiful!


    • Christine replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      thanks so much Cindy!


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    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — February 19, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

    I agree – the color in these pictures is stunning. I totally hear ya. Sometimes you just want to make something quick and easy. Those kinds of recipes are often the best and this hummus looks scrumptious.


    • Christine replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

      Thanks Kathi, I completely agree! (clearly) lol


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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — February 19, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

    “My entire kitchen is the size of a macbook air” Seriously, could you be any funnier?! Love this post and I love sun-dried tomatoes, this looks great!


    • Christine replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

      lol thanks Cheslea – if only I was kidding! the life of a New York girrrl 😉


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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — February 20, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    LOVE this hummus combo!!! I make it all the time…I’d probably still add tahini though because I love the flavor! :)


    • Christine replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

      trust if I had tahini in my fridge – which I normally do! – I totally would have added it here as well


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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — February 20, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    Great idea for a dip! Love all the flavors here!


    • Christine replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

      thanks Sophia!


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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — February 20, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

    Hurray for hummus! It’s one of my go to meals too. I especially love it schmeared onto sandwiches.


    • Christine replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

      yes, yes, and YES.


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    DessertForTwo — February 20, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    I think this totally counts as cooking! It looks delicious!

    I’m a coupon hoarder too. Lately, I won’t even through them out because someone told me if you ask a manager nicely, they’ll still accept them. Yeah, my hoarding just got worse!


    • Christine replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

      that’s exactly why I keep the BB&B coupons – they’ll take them after they’re years expired! lol I’m glad I’m not the only nut out there doing this 😉


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    Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven — February 20, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    Your hummus looks amazing! I love the addition of white beans and sun dried tomatoes! pinned. :)


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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — February 21, 2014 @ 9:07 am

    Hummus is TOTALLY cooking still. Looks like the perfect snack to me!


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    Beth @ bethcakes — February 21, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    15 spatulas from the 99 cent store–totally necessary! And I think hummus definitely counts as cooking! Food processors require a lot of effort sometimes. 😉 A restaurant I went to in college had the best sun-dried tomato hummus, so I would love to try this!


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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — February 21, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    Ahhh I’m such a hoarder too… my kitchen looks terrible all.the.time. But hey, I’m not cleaning – I really hate it.
    I love love love hummus, but lazy hummus is miles better. YOurs look absolutely delish and the color is gorgeous!


    • Christine replied: — February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

      thanks Consuelo, I was swooning over the color myself!


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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — February 21, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Hahaha, I know that whenever I come to one of your posts, I’m always going to have a good laugh. This is absolutely hysterical:

    “My entire apartment is the size of a MacBook Air, yet somehow I manage to live out an episode of Hoarders in my kitchen.”

    I’m the exact same way with my kitchen!


    • Christine replied: — February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

      thanks so much Chris, I’m so glad you get a laugh 😉 and yes, space issues & the bizarre ways we manage them are really something only a fellow New Yorker can understand lol


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