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Basil Hummus


Makes 3 c

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  • 1/4 c pine nuts
  • 2 c basil leaves, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 c EVOO
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/3 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 -2 t salt
  • Several dashes hot sauce to taste
  • 1 t tomato paste



Step 1

Heat pine nuts in sm skillet on med high heat. Stir when they start to brown. When most have browned, remove & put into bowl to cool. (Reserve a few for garnish).

Place basil leaves in food processor with garlic. Pulse until finely chopped. Add rinsed garbanzo beans, oil, water, lemon juice, salt, most of pine nuts, hot sauce & tomato paste. Pulse several times for several times each time until hummus is smooth. Add more hot sauce, salt, lemon juice to taste.

Place in bowl & drizzle a little oil over it. Sprinkle with the reserved pine nuts. Serve with pita wedges or crackers.

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