Everyone loves hummus. It's healthy, delicious and makes everything from a carrot stick to a crispy pita taste like a treat. The Basil Cilantro Oil adds a fresh dimension.
Keyword chickpeas, hummus
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
2 15-oz. canschick peasgarbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2teaspoonskosher salt
2lemonszested and juiced
5 -6tablespoonswarm water
for basil cilantro oil
1cupcilantroleaves and stems
1largeclove garlicroughly chopped
1/2jalapenoseeds and membrane removed, roughly chopped
Combine the chick peas, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the tahini and cumin and pulse until combined. In a steady stream add the olive oil while the processor is running. Add water a tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition, until you achieve the desired consistency.
For the basil oil
Combine the basil, cilantro, garlic and jalapeno in a blender and mix until roughly chopped. With the blender running on low speed, add the oil in a steady stream. When the oil is combined, turn the blender up incrementally until the herbs etc. have been pureed in the oil.
Spoon hummus into a serving dish. Swirl a spoon in the hummus, creating divots and valleys. Pour several tablespoons of the herbed oil over the hummus. Serve with pita chips and your favorite vegetables for scooping.