Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes

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.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Cakes

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

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: 6 hummus cakes 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not packed in oil)
  • 1 can (16 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 3/42 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

Instructions

  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.

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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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