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.
Prep Time 8minutes
Total Time 8minutes
2cupscanned chickpeas,drained and liquid reserved
Salt and pepper
1/2tspsmoked paprika(regular paprika is fine too)
Juice of one lemon
2tbspchopped fresh basil,packed
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.
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.