This Basil Pesto Hummus is the epic marriage of two delectable spreads, creating one mouthwatering combination that you’ll want to put on everything.
This is going to sound weird… but Christian and I have always collectively loved hummus.
I think maybe more him than me, just because he will, like, smear it on chicken and call it dinner. But we’ve always just made sure there was hummus around. You know that one snack you always eat when you come home after a night out in college? Hummus. If we ever had to go on a road trip somewhere, we always packed hummus. Studying in the library for hours? Hummus.
And for as long as I can remember, our favorite has been Sabra’s Basil Pesto Hummus.
I found myself craving this delectable spread the other day, with no Sabra in sight. It was traumatic, to say the least.
Then, I quickly realized that I probably had all of the ingredients to make my own!
And I’ve got to say… sorry, Sabra, but I think ya girl’s version is better.
And wanna know something about this hummus?
And today happens to be St. Patrick’s Day! Which means everything has to be green, right? That’s what that means? All I know is don’t pinch me.
I’ve never been one to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. And by celebrate I mean the American way: go out and get wasted, just because. I mean, if you do, that’s great – treat yoself. But I’ll be good over here with my basil pesto hummus and my mom’s traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage. (<– Maybe I’ll share the recipe next year. It’s good AF).
- 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tbs tahini
- 8-10 fresh basil leaves
- Juice half of a lemon
- 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tbsp EVOO + more for drizzling
- 1 tsp salt
- Add the chickpeas into a food processor and pulse until they are just roughly chopped.
- Add in the tahini, basil, lemon juice, cheese, garlic, salt and EVOO.
- Process until desired texture is reached.
- Drizzle in EVOO as needed.
What is one food that you and your SO, best friend, sibling, know that each other just loves?
What is your favorite way to eat hummus?
How do you usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
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