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Basil Pesto Hummus Recipe

Basil Pesto Hummus

This recipe brings together the two most popular condiments - pesto and hummus. Serve it with crisp toasts or vegetable crudites and win praises from your friends and family.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Basil Pesto Hummus

  • 2 cups chickpeas, boiled
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts
  • 1 cup of basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra for topping
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Basil Pesto Hummus

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1. First prepare the pesto sauce: mix basil leaves, garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts in a blender. Add the olive oil, a little at a time to emulsify, and continue blending until all the ingredients come together.
2. Add the chickpeas and salt, and blend again until smooth.
3. Transfer to a bowl, and add the lemon juice. Mix well and check seasoning. Finish with a drizzling of olive oil, a sprinkling of red chilli powder and fresh basil leaves on top. Serve with pita breads.
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