Basil is one of those delicious garden herbs that anyone can easily grow, especially during the summer.
This year, especially post the July heatwave, my basil plant grew like a weed and I was at a loss as to what to do with all that fresh basil.
Most people know the typical basil recipes: caprese salad and pesto. However, I wanted to try something different and so I started experimenting in the kitchen and created a great basil hummus recipe.
- 12 ounces of cooked chick peas
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 big handfuls of basil
- the juice of one lime
- Place all ingredients in a food processor & blend until it’s all of a smooth consistency.
- Voila, you have basil hummus!
The best part about this recipe is the flexibility! You can have it with a steak, on a sandwich or a wrap, with some chips as a dip, or even with pasta… and it’s completely healthy!
What’s your favorite basil recipe? Will you try this basil hummus?