A few weeks ago, I needed to bring a quick and portable appetizer to a party but I wanted to avoid the typical guacamole or spinach dip. I happened to have basil in my apartment and whenever I have extra, I almost always make a batch of pesto… so I thought, why not put two of my favorite things together: pesto + hummus?
1/2 cup fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tbsp olive oil +
1 (28 oz) can of chickpeas
salt + pepper
1 tbsp tahini
Combine the basil, garlic, parm, lemon and olive oil in your food processor.
Pulse until it looks like this.
Add the chick peas and tahini. Add a little bit more olive oil as you pulse this until you get your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle extra parmesan cheese on top and serve with cucumbers and pita or tortilla chips!
If it’s dry when you get to your party, just drizzle some extra olive oil over the top.
Hope you like it!
PS. I had the MOST FUN weekend at Lollapalooza, and if you didn’t catch any of the fun on Snapchat (username: lakeshorelady), make sure you check out my Instagrams!! It was the best 🙂