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Pesto Hummus

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cans Simple Truth Organic Chickpeas
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parmasan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp tahini or unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, boiled
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Boil your garlic cloves until tender. About 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Drain, peel and rinse your chickpeas.

  3. Add chickpeas to a food processor or high powered blender along with the basil leaves, parmasan, tahini, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and 1/3 cup of olive oil.

  4. Blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. If the hummus is too thick, add the remaining olive oil and a bit of water to thin it out.

  5. Enjpoy with fresh vegetabkes, craqckers or tortilla chips!

Recipe Notes

Hummus is an incredible nutrient dense food that can easily be prepared with shelf stable ingredients. Heres' how:

  • Use jarred pesto if fresh basil is not available in substitution. About 1/4-1/3 cup. 
  • Use bottled lemon juice if fresh lemons are not available in substitution.
  • Use jarred garlic or garlic paste if fresh garlic is not available in substitution.
  • Adding 1/2 an avocado powers up the nutrients and adds creaminess to the texture.