Tomato Basil Hummus

tomato basil hummus

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
169 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 241mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tomato basil hummus is a bold, exciting flavor of hummus that has a Mediterranean influence. It pairs perfectly with piping hot pita or any sandwiches and wraps that you prefer. It would also be great on a grilled veggie wrap. It could also creatively be used as a sauce for pizza. Like any other hummus, the possibilities are endless.

You'll want to be sure that you're using fresh ingredients for this hummus as well. It will bring out all the right flavors, rather than using ingredients that are a few days old.

This recipe is perfect for any family cookout. Just put it in a bowl in the middle of a serving plate surrounded by pita, vegetables, veggie straws, and whatever else you desire and it will be a hit with the family. Who knows, maybe they'll even ask you for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Steps to Make It

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas. Add tomatoes, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, basil, and salt until the ingredients form a creamy, paste-like consistency.

  2. Pour the mixture into a large serving bowl.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This can be stored for up to four days.