Cannellini Hummus with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Posted on: March 20, 2015 Written by
Cannellini Hummus with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
    Photography by: Debbie Peck      

Yield: 2 servings; can easily be doubled

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. sun-dried tomatoes, in oil (about 15, depending on size)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 C. (60 g) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 T. olive oil (or more if desired)
  • 1 C. cannellini beans (half of a 15 oz./400 g can)
  • Red pepper flakes, if you like it spicy
  • 6 oz. (175 g) whole wheat pasta

 

Instructions

  1. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes from the oil. (If you only have dried sun-dried tomatoes, pour boiling water over them and let them set for at least one hour. Drain and use like that, adding a bit more olive oil to the mixture to compensate for less oil.)
  2. Process the tomatoes with the garlic. Add the Parmesan, olive oil and cannellini beans, as well as the red pepper flakes if desired. Do not add salt since sun-dried tomatoes are usually very salty. The mixture will be fairly thick.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions.
  4. When the pasta is almost cooked, use some of the pasta water to thin the sauce to a desired consistency.
  5. Drain the pasta. Add the drained pasta and the thinned sauce into the hot pan and stir to coat.

 

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