Basil Pesto Hummus

Basil Pesto Hummus

Hummus can be used as a dip or stuffing for celery, a dip for carrot, red pepper, cauliflower or broccoli florets, or with healthy crackers, corn chips, as a spread on sandwiches, etc. This is a very tasty recipe and takes only minutes to prepare!


1 can (15 oz) of garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
½ cup sweet basil leaves (packed)
2 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
½ tsp unrefined sea salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Place garbanzo beans and garlic in food processor with "S" blade and process until creamy, stopping machine to scrape sides to insure all ingredients are processed.
2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse the machine until basil has become small pieces.
3. Place in container and refrigerate. Keeps refrigerated for at least a week.

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