Lemony Hummus with Basil Dressing Recipe

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Lemony Hummus with Basil Dressing
  • Chef: Plavaneeta Borah
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A perfect summer dip, the flavours of lemon and basil come together to make this recipe light and refreshing.

Ingredients of Lemony Hummus with Basil Dressing

  • 2 cups chickpeas, boiled
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp curd
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • A bunch of basil leaves
  • ½ cup olive oil, plus extra for topping
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Lemony Hummus with Basil Dressing

  • 1.1. In a pan, roast the sesame seeds until aromatic. Allow to cool and then ground into a powder.
  • 2.2. In a food processor or blender, mix chickpeas and garlic, and pulse until smooth. You can add a little water, if you find the mixture a little dry.
  • 3.3. Add the sesame powder, curd, cumin powder and salt, and blend again until smooth.
  • 4.4. Transfer to a bowl, and add the lemon juice. Mix well and check seasoning.
  • 5.5. In a blender, pulse the basil leaves and olive oil till well mixed.
  • 6.6. Top it on the prepared hummus, along with a sprinkling of red chilli powder and fresh basil leaves. Serve with pita breads.