Vanishing Basil Pesto Hummus (a blender recipe!)

You make this basil pesto hummus right in the blender, so it comes together in a flash!

You make this basil pesto hummus right in the blender, so it comes together in a flash!

We had some folks over to play Monopoly the other night, and Monopoly night just ain’t nothin’ without good snacks. Marilyn supplied the Chex mix (made with a healthy dose of that first batch of hot sauce!), and I decided to get back to basics with a big bowl of hummus.

We were rich with basil, thanks to Vegetable Husband, so I fancied this up with a little pesto power. It was great! In fact, the only photo I got of the basil pesto hummus from that night was the one below. It went fast!

Basil Pesto Hummus - You make this basil pesto hummus right in the blender, so it comes together in a flash!

Basil Pesto Hummus

Yield: enough hummus for about 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drain and rinse one and save the liquid from the other
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender or food processor. If it won’t all fit, just blend everything up in batches.
  2. Once your mixture is totally smooth, transfer to a storage container with an airtight lid, and stick it in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes or so.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips, pita points, or sliced veggies for dipping. Yum!
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