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Smooth and creamy pesto hummus is a healthy, delicious and flavourful dip that is easy to make in just 5 minutes. It's vegan and gluten-free. | aheadofthyme.com

Pesto Hummus


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Smooth and creamy pesto hummus is a healthy, delicious and flavourful dip that is easy to make in just 5 minutes. It's keto and gluten-free.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (400 ml) can chickpeasdrained (reserve 5 tablespoons of the liquid and some chickpeas for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame paste
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large clove of garlicroughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • roasted sesame seeds (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (chickpeas, reserved liquid, basil pesto, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt) into a blender or food processor. Puree until well blended and creamy.
  2. Pour into a serving bowl and drizzle some olive oil on top. Garnish with reserved chickpeas, roasted sesame seeds, and a few spoonfuls of pesto, if desired.

Equipment

Notes

How to serve: You can serve this pesto hummus as a dip or spread in almost any kind of bread. Some of my favourites are sourdough crackerspita breadnaan flatbread, or sourdough. Or keep this snack completely gluten-free by serving it with fruit and veggies.

How to store: Store pesto hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

How to freeze: You can freeze hummus in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. To serve, let it thaw in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Keywords: pesto hummus, basil pesto hummus, hummus, hummus dip, chickpea dip, tahini dip, vegan dip