A 4-Ingredient Recipe For When You Don't Want To Cook

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Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the kitchen. The self-taught culinarian — who's all for healthy, accessible recipes — knows that succumbing to your five-day bacon craving does not make you weak. It just makes you human.

This is super, super lazy of me. I mean, is throwing a bunch of ingredients in your food processor actually considered cooking? Is this even a real recipe? So many questions. So much hummus. Hummus is my go-to recipe when I totally don’t feel like cooking. It’s a recipe without the effort, you know? It’s a no-brainer.

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And, is it bad to admit I didn’t even go food shopping for this one? I literally just snooped around my cabinets, found two cans of ingredients, and decided yup! This will do. I really go the extra mile for you guys.

It never ceases to amaze me just how much crap I cram into my kitchen. My entire apartment is the size of a MacBook Air, yet somehow I manage to live out an episode of Hoarders in my kitchen. Not in a gross way, of course. But, does anyone need 15 spatulas from the 99 cent store? Seems fairly useless. Or the collection of Bed Bath & Beyond receipts that I save just in case I find time to bring them back to the store and use with a coupon?
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Sometimes I just need to avoid the clutter, take out my food processor, and make things easy. Hummus is my solution.

If you aren’t doing it already, you guys need to be eating more white beans. They’re mellow in taste and they blend up into the creamiest, smoothest texture; it's total perfection. Obviously, sun-dried tomatoes are divine, so their flavors rock out here, and the lemon juice adds a nice touch of tang, too. Best of all? This is a 4-ingredient, 5-minute snack!

Is there anything more perfectly simple than that?


Sun-Dried Tomato White Bean Hummus
Yield: 5 servings
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins

Ingredients
16 oz cannellini beans
5 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1/4 cup lemon Juice
1 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt & coarse black peppercorn
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In food processor combine all ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping the sides with a spatula as needed. When desired texture is achieved, immediately plate and serve.

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Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the kitchen. The self-taught culinarian — who's all for healthy, accessible recipes — knows that succumbing to your five-day bacon craving does not make you weak. It just makes you human.