Eat Garlic! Garlic Basil Hummus Recipe

My son loves hummus and I had some basil we picked that was going to go bad...TADA! Who doesn’t love to snack on hummus. However the regular traditional hummus does get a bit boring.

I thought instead of making Pesto Sauce with the leftover basil, why not add beans and make hummus!


Makes approximately 2 cups

15oz canned garbanzo beans, 1/2 drained

2 cups fresh basil

Juice of 1/2 lime

4 medium cloves garlic, peeled

salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

2 Tablespoon olive oil

Place all ingredients in food processor and process until pureed.

Enjoy with your favorite gluten free crackers, tortillas, chips or I used it as a salad dressing atop my salad today for lunch. For dinner tonight, we plan to eat it as a dip for the chicken, Texas Style Black Bean tacos!

Find my Texas Style Black Bean recipe in blog here.


Garbanzo beans can be spiced up with anything!

Hummus is so popular and such an ancient recipe, Eater decided to do a story on the history!