Easy basil hummus is a healthy and crowd-pleasing dip that comes together in less than ten minutes with just the help of a food processor. We love this appetizer recipe that's filled with protein and fiber!
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Easy Basil Hummus

Easy basil hummus is a healthy and crowd-pleasing dip! It comes together in less than ten minutes with just the help of a food processor. This appetizer (or snack) is filled with protein and fiber for a delicious and resolution-friendly recipe.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 138
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (regular paprika is fine too)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, packed

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except the chickpea liquid and the basil to a food processor and process until mixture is relatively smooth.
  • Slowly add in a drizzle of chickpea liquid a little at a time to help the hummus become creamier. Add enough so that hummus reaches your desired consistency.
  • Add in basil and process until basil is in small pieces and evenly mixed in.

Notes

I like to serve this basil hummus with homemade pita chips (seen in these photos). To make them, preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Brush front and back of each pita round with olive oil and then sprinkle both sides with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cut each round into 8 wedges and arrange in a single layer on the prepared sheet. Bake for about 14-15 minutes, or until pita chips have crisped and edges begin to brown. They will continue to crisp slightly as they cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg