May 18, 2016

Pesto Hummus Recipe


Hummus makes a great party recipe, it can be modified in so many ways and can make a great appetizer for any party. It is healthy,protein rich and very tasty as well. It is one of my favorite dips of all. Hummus is great served as a dip or as a spread for wraps, check out my veggie hummus wrap and carrot hummus wrap. This one is my favorite flavour. It haspesto  in them, so flavourful.

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Hummus
Hummus Wrap
Hummus Veggie Wrap
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Pesto is a very flavourful sauce, it has lots of flavours packed in them already. When you add them to hummus, it makes it even more flavourful and gives a nice herby twist to it. I used my homemade parsley cashew pesto. If you have store bought pesto you can use that as well. Or you can make my cilantro pesto recipe as well.



Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.



Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 45 mins for cooking chickpeas
Makes : around 2 cups

Ingredients:

Chickpeas / Chana (Kabuli) - 1.5 cup cooked and drained
Tahini Sauce - 4 tblspn ( Recipe here)
Garlic - 2 cloves
Lemon Juice - 2 to 3 tblspn
Water - 2 to 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Pesto - 3 to 4 tblspn ( i used this parsley pesto)

Method:

First take garlic in a blender and give one quick blend.

Now add in chickpeas, tahini, salt, lemon juice and give a quick blend.

Add water as needed and puree till smooth.

Add in pesto and blend till creamy.Serve as dip, or spread for sandwiches or wraps..

Pictorial:
Start by cooking some chickpeas

You will be needing some tahini sauce as well..RECIPE HERE


I made a batch of my parsley cashew pesto 
and used in this
take cooked chana in a mixer
add garlic
add tahini
add lemon juice
add salt
blend till creamy
add some water
blend till smooth
add in pesto
puree till smooth
top with some more pesto and a drizzle of olive oil and serve

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