Basil Hummus Recipe That’s as Delicious as It Is Colorful

There are few things in life that are as green and sumptuous as my basil hummus recipe, which can really wow your guests at your next dinner party or gathering.

Each mouthful gives you the creamy, melt-in-mouth taste of hummus, fused with the sweet and peppery flavors of fresh basil. Plenty of times I’ve put this out, and the pita bread is gone within minutes!

Basil Hummus Recipe

Basil Hummus Recipe - Up-close picture showing the texture

What you need for this delicious & creative basil hummus recipe

  1. Chickpeas – 1 can (400g or 14oz) of chickpeas, drained
  2. Tahini – 1/4 cup tahini
  3. Basil1/2 cup (packed) of sweet basil leaves
  4. Spinach – 1 cup spinach
  5. Cashews1/4 cup cashews
  6. Garlic – 3 cloves of garlic
  7. Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  8. Water – 1/4 cup of cold water
  9. Lemon juice – 1.5 medium lemons worth of fresh lemon juice
  10. Salt – 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp of salt, to taste
  11. Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
Basil Hummus Recipe Ingredients

Basil hummus step-by-step instructions:

Step 1 – In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil.

Step 2 – Blend or pulse until a smooth mix has formed.

Step 3 – Drizzle in the olive oil slowly while blending or pulsing the hummus.

Step 4 – Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. And if it’s too thick, add more water (1 tablespoon at a time) and blend or pulse until smooth.

Step 5 – Garnish the hummus with basil and cashews. Serve with your favorite sides.

Basil Hummus Recipe served with Pita
Basil Hummus Recipe showing texture up close
Basil Hummus

Basil Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (400g or 14 oz) of chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup sweet basil leaves, packed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 lemons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp - 1 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil.
  2. Blend or pulse until a smooth mix has formed.
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil slowly while blending or pulsing the hummus.
  4. Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. And if it’s too thick, add more water (1 tablespoon at a time) and blend or pulse until smooth.
  5. Garnish the hummus with basil and cashews. Serve with your favorite sides.

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