Aduki bean and sun-dried tomato hummus

I am a total hummus sapiens and have hummus almost every day. The UK has a shortage of hummus due to production problems of the supplier of the main supermarket. So I thought I make my own special edition hummus with aduki beans (also called adzuki) and sun-dried tomatoes and it tasted amazing!

Normally I would've made hummus with chickpeas but since I only had aduki beans at home I thought I give them a try. They are easier to digest as well and are also used in sweet dishes (I found out researching on the internet - something I need to look into!). So I thought if I am already making something different I might as well make it extra special. That's why I added the sun-dried tomatoes. Try it for yourself. It's really easy to make and I just love the pink colour of this hummus. It also has a bit of a richer taste than normal hummus, a bit like lentil pâté. But you can try to make it with conventional chickpeas or butterbeans as well. Just try it for yourself.

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Aduki bean and sun-dried tomato hummus

Serve the aduki bean hummus with sun-dried tomato slices and garnish with fresh chives.

adzuki bean and sun-dried tomatoes hummus

It didn't just taste amazing but the pink colour of the hummus looked great!


Hummus ingredients:

  • 1 tin of aduki beans (drained and washed)
  • A few sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Water

Other ingredients:

  • Veggies for dipping (like carrots or courgettes)
  • Bread or crackers

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    Drain a tin of adzuki beans (400g tin/235g drained weight) and wash the beans. This is important as they then become easier to digest.

    Add the beans and all hummus ingredients into a food processor and blend until you get a smooth hummus.

    Do a taste test to check whether it needs more seasoning like salt or pepper.

    Have it with veggies (for dipping) or on some nice bread or crackers. Enjoy!

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