Guest Post from Two Healthy Kitchens: Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil

Today’s guest post comes from Shelley and Gretchen at Two Healthy Kitchens. These two ladies are definitely women after my own heart. Their blog is loaded with tips on eating healthier and encouraging kids (and adults!) to eat vegetables in delicious and fun ways.  Somehow, I’ve managed to never make hummus (I just inhale the store bought varieties like it’s my job), so good thing I have these two to pick up my slack and bring this delicious sounding cannellini bean hummus!

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When Kelly invited us to share one of our Two Healthy Kitchens recipes, we were truly honored! We just love Kelly’s recipes – and her totally gorgeous photos! We were so flattered she chose us to guest post! But … we were also a little stymied. Hmmmm … which recipe would her readers (that’s you! 😀 ) love most?

We literally went back and forth, texting and e-mailing and chatting about different options. Oh! Maybe one of our powered-up Snack Bites – those always get BIG raves! But wait … maybe our Citrus Quinoa and Chickpea Salad? Insanely delicious! Hmmmmmm … or what about our Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip??? Oh, yeah! Killer-good and just four ingredients!

Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil

But then we knew! It just had to be this hummus!

Creamy cannellini beans with rich, piquant, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh, summer basil. All balanced by a hint of tart lemon and just a splash of Sriracha.

This is the appetizer that’ll save the day when you’re faced with that paralyzing thought … “I’ve gotta be out the door in five minutes! Oh-no-what-am-I-gonna-take-to-the-party?!?” You can throw this together in a flash, but it’ll be the talk of the buffet table. It’s.that.good.

Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil

Even better? It’s just the recipe you wanna keep in mind for late-night noshing. Sooooo yummy that it’ll easily tackle any “I just need a little something …” craving. But so guilt-free, too! It’s loaded with delicious (nutritious!) goodies!

Just toss the ingredients in a mini food processor (no pre-chopping needed!), give it all a quick whirl, and serve it up with whatever dippers are close at hand! So easy!

Ahhhhhh …perfect! Any day, any time … in just moments!

We know you’ll love it just as much as our families (and our own readers!) do!

~Gretchen and Shelley from Two Healthy Kitchens

Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil

4.5 from 2 reviews

Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil

  • 1 15.5-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup loosely packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small- or medium-sized cloves garlic (or 1 really big clove)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon Sriracha hot chili sauce (or similar hot sauce)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mini food processor.
  2. Process until desired consistency, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.

Yields ~ 1½ cups


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    victor Sep 30, 2014

    sriracha & basil, my 2 new obsessions finally meet!

    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health Aug 27, 2014

    Shelley and Gretchen have an awesome blog! This hummus looks like something I would scarf down in a heartbeat. Love the mix of white beans, sundried tomatoes and basil- yum!

    Joanne Aug 26, 2014

    A good spicy take on hummus is just what I love to have in my fridge! Both for snacking and for toting to parties…if it makes it to the party after I get through with it.

    carol Aug 25, 2014

    Looks so good

    Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens Aug 25, 2014

    Thank you so much for the fantastic opportunity to guest post on your awesome blog! You already know what huge fans we are of you – and we are so honored that you thought to share us with your readers!!

    Shelley and I hope you have a phenomenal time away! Send us a postcard, Kelly!! 🙂 ~G