Creamy Pesto Hummus

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Creamy Pesto Hummus

This simple, healthy dip is a combination of two of our favorite cuisines: Middle Eastern and Italian. Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern food made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic that are mashed into a dip or spread. Plus basil, olive oil and garlic - the quintessential flavors of Italy.

We love this Pesto Hummus served so many ways….

As a dip or spread: Dip with warm pita, crackers, veggie crudite, or whatever your favorite dipper may be!

For a pasta dish: This hummus is wonderful as a light and healthy pasta sauce. It is so creamy and rich and perfect to toss with a gluten free fussili pasta

As an addition to your charcuterie board: A nice twist to your traditional hummus recipe that will compliment a fun to serve charcuterie board. Perfect for date night or a light meal shared with friends

In your wraps and sandwiches: Use as a spread on a crusty piece of bread, sandwich or pita with avocado slices, arugula and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.



  • 1 can chickpeas

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh basil (loosely packed)

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 2 tbsp smooth tahini (we like 365 brand)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2-3 tbsp cold water

  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • Optional garnishes: olive oil, pesto, kale chips, toasted pine nuts, parmesan


1.Gather your ingredients and a high speed blender or food processor.

2. Add all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until completely smooth.

3. Add more salt as needed to taste.

4. Enjoy as a dip, spread, or use it as a pasta sauce. Enjoy with garnishes!


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