Friday, August 20, 2010

recipe: pesto hummus

This was an experiment, of course. 
Very simple, cheap, healthy, delicious, versatile. 
My favorite kind of food.

basil leaves
olive oil

Put the basil, olive oil and garlic in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Add the chickpeas and blend until smooth.

I don't have any measurements because I honestly don't have any idea what I used. 
It's probably not that picky; just use your discretion and tastebuds. 
As long as the chickpeas are cooked and the basil is fresh, not dried, you will be good to go.

I don't keep spare lemons around, but if you do, 
try some lemon juice in this and tell me how it turns out


Kelly said...

mmm. Pesto and Hummus are two of my favorite things!
ps, I always put a squeeze of lemon in my hummus. It adds a little something special :)

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

Oh wow! I literally just ate homemade hummus for lunch - if I'd read this beforehand I'd have made homemade pesto hummus instead!

I love simple recipes like this - keep 'em coming! :-)

(and the photo of the basil is wonderful!)

britni @ Antika Moda said...

Interesting! So...How'd you like it?

April said...

Yum yum yum! We ate hummus and homemade pita chips for dinner last night - it was delightful :)

Amyschmamey said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE Hummus, and those pictures look so great!

Bridget said...

pesto hummus?! best of both worlds!

Celeste said...

you are so cute! we have both come for far since the beginning of our blogs! and can i just say that i'm really excited about this recipe? because normally i can't eat pesto because of the pine nuts, but there are not nuts in your recipe yay!

Beth Dotolo @ Hello, Splendor said...

Must try this!! delish!

rachel! said...

ohhhmygoodness, that loooks SOO GOOD.

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lovedfromthestart said...

Looks amazing!!

Alyssa said...

ok that sounds really really really yum. ill try and give it a go this week!

Jen said...

Nice job - that looks delicious! I think I could eat hummus all day every day. :)