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Lemon Pesto Hummus

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I love this lemon pesto hummus almost as much as my Goose loves Minnie Mouse and “DOGGIES!”

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

How much is that?

A lot. In order, my Goose’s first words were, “Mama, Dada, Min-Min (which is now Min-NIE!), and Doggies.” The doggie thing makes sense. She has been besties with our very lovable but very overly excitable lab since before birth when the dog would cuddle up to my very ginormo bump. Zoe used to lay with her in her play mat during tummy time and Goose began cuddling her by the time she was about 5 months old. Now, the two of them are thick as thieves. Goose very generously shares her food with Zoe and climbs all over her.

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

The Minnie thing happened totally by accident. She was given a Minnie doll when she was like 3 or 4 months old and immediately took to it. Now Minnie is her thing, you know? She can spot Minnie from miles away, gets super excited and jumps up and down, and shouts, “Min-NIE!!” every time she sees a picture of this magic little mouse.

My love for this lemon pesto hummus is kind of like that. It’s jump up and down and shout good.

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Not that I would do that, of course. Please, I am a grown up. (I think?)

Anyway, it’s bright and refreshing with its zippy lemon taste. And the combo of lemon and basil. OMG. It’s kind of like my food equivalent of Minnie and Doggies together. Plus, I love making hummus! It’s so easy to make- ingredients in a food processor and bam- deliciousness!

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

In other words, it screams summer time. The bright lemon compliments the sweet basil and the garlic just adds this nice hint of zestiness. It’s addictive. I couldn’t stop eating it after I made it and this is meant to be part of my lunch all week. So eating huge spoonfuls of it right out of the food processor was probably not the best.

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

Or maybe it was. This is another one of those super healthy recipes that I imagine makes me all glowy and fit. It is completely vegan and naturally gluten free. And in my little mind it definitely canceled out the very bad for me but oh so delicious dinner that I had right after I made this. Stay tuned for my next recipe when I will tell you all about that!

Serves 6

Lemon Pesto Hummus

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of one lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil*
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Serve with veggies or crackers. Store covered in the refrigerator until serving.
Recipe Type: snack

Notes

*The amount of olive oil truly depends on the amount of lemon juice you get from your lemon. If it is not particularly juicy feel free to use a little extra olive oil, but in that case add it in a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

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36 Comments

    • jfletcher
      Thanks for pinning. The lemon definitely adds a different twist on this than tahini. It feels fresher. Hope you try it and like it!
      Reply
    • jfletcher
      I eat it a lot during the warmer months as a lunch because it feels so light but is still filling.
      Reply
  1. Elaine Matthews
    I just recently became a fan of humus and this looks like it would be a great choice with the zestfulness of the lemon!! Thanks for sharing!!
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  2. alison
    I love lemon and I love pesto and I think this combination in a hummus is genius! I can't wait to try it out!
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  3. Amrita
    Love hummus .Chickpea is delicious and healthy and filling at the same rime. One of the best ways to feel full without diet going haywire.
    Reply
  4. Roxy
    I'm not the biggest hummus fan, BUT I love pesto! I would be totally willing to try this just b/c of the pesto!
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    • jfletcher
      So if I were you then I'd add extra basil to really get the pesto taste. :-) Maybe you'll start liking something new!
      Reply
    • jfletcher
      It's actually quite fresh and not overpoweringly lemon at all. Just enough to bring a brightness to the hummus.
      Reply

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