Basil Hummus

By: DairyFreeGina

DAIRY FREE VEGAN GLUTEN FREE

Hummus hails from the Middle East and is a clean, healthy food. Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus and make this dish a great source of plant based protein and fiber. Hummus can be readily bought at grocery stores but it is also super easy to make in your home. It requires few ingredients and you can easily customize hummus to your own tastes by adding in basil, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers and more . Use your imagination and get creative! You can’t go wrong making hummus at home.

Here’s my version for Basil Hummus:

INGREDIENTS:

1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry

1/2 cup tahini

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic

Juice of 1 small lemon

1 large handful of fresh basil, washed and chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in a blender and puree until desired consistency. Taste and add desired salt and pepper. Serve with diary free, gluten free pita, carrot and celery sticks , pepper strips – anything goes !

Note: I do not make my hummus ultra smooth but many people do. Make the texture to your own liking.

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DairyFreeGina is a vegan cook. She is allergic to milk and lamb, and eats vegan and gluten free. Gina is a life long fitness enthusiast, runner and dancer who is passionate about talking food, nutrition, health and exercise. Gina loves cats big and small, calls Disney World her 2nd home– and often blogs on these topics too.

Basil Hummus

Creative addition to the tradional dish
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Appetizer, chickpeas, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Hummus, Plant Based, Vegan
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 large handful fresh basil, washed and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in a blender and puree until desired consistency. Teste and add desired salt and pepper. Serve with diary free, gluten free pita, carrot and celery sticks , pepper strips -anything goes!
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