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 kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 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


  1. Add all ingredients except the chickpea liquid and the basil to a food processor and process until mixture is relatively smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. Add in basil and process until basil is in small pieces and evenly mixed in.

Recipe 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 Facts
Easy Basil Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 3.3g 7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.