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basil pesto hummus

Basil Pesto Hummus

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


This basil pesto hummus is a deliciously creamy hummus made with chickpeas, basil, and pine nuts! Try this as a dip for your favorite vegetables, or spread it on a sandwich or pita!


  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid from the can
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste depending on the saltiness of your chickpeas)


  1. Drain the chickpeas but reserve 1/4 cup liquid from the can
  2. Transfer the chickpeas to a microwave safe dish, and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Put the chickpeas, liquid, basil, olive oil, garlic cloves, pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar into a food processor.
  4. Blend until smooth then add salt to taste.
  5. Just before serving, you can drizze add a little olive oil or basil on top.