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Tasty Pesto Hummus
Hummus with the Fresh Flavor of Pesto
My husband and I love the fresh, summery taste of basil pesto, and we like prepare it and freeze it so we can enjoy it all year long. Mixed into this tasty Pesto Hummus recipe, it makes a spread for sandwiches and wraps, a side for salads, or just as a snack with pita chips. The bright green flavor of hummus with the hints of garlic and cheese is made subtle by the combination with chickpeas and tahini.
We love it, and I hope you will too. On this page, I'll share the recipe and a few ways you can tweak the recipe to your own taste.
All photos on this page are my own.
Start Your "Love Affair with Hummus"
If you like the idea of this pesto hummus recipe, you might like to explore more hummus options. Set yourself free! There are 16 recipes in this book, more than enough to tempt your palate with new flavors. If you thought you knew hummus, think again! And at a great low price, you'll definitely get your money's worth.
I found a recipe for pesto hummus awhile back and liked the idea, but when I tried it, the flavors didn't come through as much as I liked, and it was a little too dry. I have tweaked and honed this recipe for my own use as a sandwich spread and for eating on pita chips. I hope you like it too!
And one of the best things about hummus... it takes hardly any time to make. Go ahead - it's good for you too!
- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 5 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 8
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 3 Tbsp. pesto
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan and/or romano cheese
- 1 -2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Prepare the ingredients and place in food processor.
- Food process until smooth.
- Enjoy on pita chips, in a sandwich or as a salad side dish!
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I like these small tubes for this recipe and others. The tube is easy to store, and it also allows you to keep whatever pesto you don't use fresh and green for use in another dish.
Many hummus recipes are designed around one can of garbanzo beans, so these cans are the perfect size for a special batch of this or another kind of hummus. Easy!!
Have you ever tried Pesto Hummus?
Have you ever tried Pesto Hummus?
A Few More Interesting Hummus Recipes to Try
- Beet Hummus
Enjoy the earthy flavor of beets, complemented with the sharpness of garlic with a little tahini to blend the taste. Delicious!
- Southwest Hummus
A creamy-looking recipe with the flair of roasted red peppers and the freshness of cilantro and lime. Warm and tasty!
- Lemon Garlic Hummus
The brightness of lemons and bite of garlic balance beautifully in this highly rated recipe.
- Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
If you like the sweetness of sun dried tomatoes and the zest of cayenne pepper, this is a great hummus for any occasion. I love this one on wrap sandwiches too!
- Mediterranean Hummus (Trader Joe's copy cat recipe)
People can't seem to get enough of Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus. Closet Cooking came through with a copycat recipe that's really quite close.
- Olive Hummus
I love the salty and spicy combination of flavors in this recipe! I can't get enough of it.
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