We have some rainy day blues going on here with a pretty empty fridge and pantry as well as a dead car battery. That’s no bueno when you’re feeling snacky! Thankfully, I had a carton of beans and still tons of basil in my summer garden. You can use this recipe as a rough guide. I find that to whip up any type of hummus on a whim, you just need a legume (beans, chickpeas, even lentils), fresh or dried herbs, and some fat like olive oil or tahini or in this case, I used both.
White Bean Pesto Hummus
GF, GRF, DF, NF
Makes a little over 1 cup
Refrigerate up to 10 days
1.5 cups cooked cannellini/white beans OR rinse and drain one 15.5 oz. can OR on 13.4 oz. carton
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove
1-2 cups loosely packed whole basil leaves, rinsed
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Blend in a food processor to desired consistency.
See my appetizers section for more dips and sauces!