Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes – The Recipe ReDux

Sundried Tomato Hummus Cakes

Inspired by the popular hummus flavor, these super easy veggie patties make a great appetizer or meatless meal.~ 

These super-easy Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes got 12 thumbs-up from the family. That’s two thumbs each from my 3 kids + 1 baby + 1 husband + me.

Yup, on a scale of 1 – 10 thumbs, I’d give these cakes 12 thumbs-up. They’re that good.

So, I’m super excited that this month’s theme for The Recipe ReDux is dedicated to the pattie/burger/cake since I’ve served variations of the veggie burger/bean cake/potato patty often this winter; and these Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes were the clear favorite!

Why serve bean and veggie patties so often? Let me count the healthy ways:

  • All you need is canned beans in the pantry – or a batch of totally budget-friendly slow cooker dry beans via this (somewhat revolutionary) non-soak method.
  • Beans count as a serving of vegetables AND a protein source. Adding another serving of veggies to my family’s meal is pretty much always a goal.
  • Everyone likes them. And unlike some foods, they are easy for Baby to chew. (She currently has only 7 teeth!)

Sundried Tomato Hummus Cakes

Since I have plenty of veggie burger/cake/patty-making under my belt, including these Pepperjack, Bean & Potato Cakes, here are the tips I’ve picked up:

  • Add oatmeal – Many recipe use bread crumbs to help bind the patties and absorb liquid, but I like using oatmeal. I like the nutty flavor and whole grain nutrition – plus if you give the patty mix about 10 minutes to rest, the oats plump up and thus bulk up the burgers/patties.
  • Fry instead of bake – Wait! Did a dietitian just say that? Yes. I’ve tested both methods. In this recipe I baked – and as you can see by the photos, there is no nice golden color. But in the photos below, you can see a golden crust. I also love the crispy crust and moist interior provided by frying. Use 1/2 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or canola oil) per 4-5 patties and fry in a cast iron skillet for crispiest crust.
  • Moist mixtures = moist patties – If your bean/veggie mixture is on the crumbly side, you patties will be too. A sticky mixture may be a little goopy to shape into cakes, but the final results will be worth it! To increase mixture moisture, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, water, mashed sweet potatoes or avocado.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes 3

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes

Makes 6 hummus cakes


  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not packed in oil)
  • 1 can (16 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 3/4 - 2 cups cooked dried garbanzo beans)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or tahini paste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry oats (quick or old fashioned)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with 1/2 cup boiling water; let soften for at least 10 minutes. Reserve soaking liquid and chop tomatoes.
  2. Place beans and all remaining ingredients, except oil, in the bowl of a food processor and process until well mixed, but not totally pureed; about 10-15 pulses. (Or use a fork to mash and mix all ingredients in a bowl.) Add sun-dried tomatoes and 1 tablespoon of tomato soaking liquid. Pulse until tomatoes are incorporated. Add more soaking liquid if mixture seems dry. (Mine didn't need it.)
  3. Let mixture rest for 10 minutes for flavors to meld. While mixture is resting, shape into 6 patties and place on plate.
  4. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 90 seconds (to seal non-stick surface.) Add 1/2 tablespoon oil and heat. Fry 3-4 patties in oil about 4 minutes on first side; flip and cook about 3 minutes on second side - or until both sides are dark golden brown. Add remaining oil and repeat with remaining patties.

And so, armed with the above tips and the ReDux recipes below, you can be all set for a whole season of thumbs-up-meals! And here’s Day 2 of the Recipe ReDux “Patty Party.”

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  1. Thanks Serena for including a nut free option for the peanut butter. I am very lazy when it comes to de-nutting recipes, so if the recipe writer hasn’t provided a nut free alternative, it is highly unlikely that I will make it. I guess that means I have no excuse now not to try your recipe!
    Nina @ Whats for eats recently posted..Sweet Potato Pancakes (The Recipe ReDux)My Profile

    • You’re so welcome Nina. (: Off to check out your Sweet Potato Pancakes! Loving all the simple meal options with this month’s Recipe ReDux!!

  2. These sound really tasty! I love sundried tomatoes. And that’s impressive that the whole family loved them! :) Sounds like a keeper.
    Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating recently posted..Spiced Samosa Patties.My Profile

  3. Garbanzos are quite popular! Love them and their versatility. Love the add in of the PB too!
    Betsy recently posted..These Carrot, Zucchini, and Quinoa Patties are the Cat’s Pajamas!My Profile

  4. I have a strong desire to bite into that whole stack! These sound amazing!! Love the hummus infusion.
    Joanne recently posted..Jalapeno White Bean BurgersMy Profile

  5. Oh these do look good! Yum! I haven’t ever tried oats in a patty before, but why not? That is a great tip for GF folks too, if they use GF oats. Thanks :)
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes recently posted..gluten free coconut granola {and a giveaway}My Profile

  6. These look yummy… my 14-year old would probably like them. :) Will try them this week!

  7. You totally have me beat with 12 thumbs up! The most I’ll ever get (unless I have more kids) is 8 thumbs up. Oh, unless you count th dog, but really, that’s paws up, right? :-) Love these hummus cakes (and clearly you’re a flipper because they’re so pretty :-), but I especially love your veggie burger making tips-well done!
    EA Stewart recently posted..Recipe Redux: Indian Spiced Turkey Patties w/ Cashew Coconut Mango ChutneyMy Profile

  8. What a great combination of flavors! I’ve been cooking with lots more beans lately and can’t wait to try this! I also completely agree with the frying vs baking thing on patties. Yum :)
    Anne|Craving Something Healthy recently posted..Maple Miso Tofu with Broccoli and Soba NoodlesMy Profile

  9. What an interesting blend of ingredients! I recently made some hummus patties but they were missing a flavor punch. I think these would do the trick!
    Elizabeth @ Eating Local in the Lou recently posted..Burgers with Merlot Pickled Onions and Roasted Red Pepper KetchupMy Profile

  10. Love that twelve thumbs up! I can see why – I’m going to have to try these this week. Happen to have some chickpeas in my fridge.
    Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently posted..Filipino Style Turkey Garlic Sausage RecipeMy Profile

  11. I love all types of hummus but I’ve never tried hummus cakes. I’ll remedy that with your recipe! It looks declicious!
    jill conyers recently posted..Recipe Redux: Sweet Potato Apple Patties with Almond Butter and CinnamonMy Profile

  12. Oh these look so good! I have to try hummus cakes!
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