February 20, 2011

Spicy Basil Hummus

Spicy Basil Hummus
3 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon Garlic Gold oil
2 tablespoons Basil Oil (if you don't have this, you can use 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon dried basil)
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
7 small garlic cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 large lemon

1. Soak 1/2 lb dried garbanzo beans overnight in a pot of water.
2. The following day, cook beans for 15 minutes on high.  Turn off burner and let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Peel garlic cloves and cut lemon in half and squeeze.
4. Combine beans, oils, garlic, spices, and lemon juice in a food processor.
5. Blend for 2-3 minutes. Stir any remaining pieces in and blend for 30 seconds more. 
6. Taste and adjust flavors to your liking. 
7. Enjoy! 

This hummus is extremely flavorful and I cannot wait to share it with my family on Thursday! Also, it would be good to eat with carrots, tortilla chips, on a sandwich, or on crackers.

Also, I have never cooked with dried garbanzo beans before.  It was super easy and cheaper than buying them in the can.  The main reason that I did it though was to cut down on the sodium.  This worked great!

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  1. Sounds SOOO yummy! Following from the Sunday Blog Hop!

  2. I have got to try this recipe! Looks easy and yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you back!

  3. We love hummus in our house and always making it. I have never made it with Basil though. I will have to try it.

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  5. This looks delicious! I'm going to try this recipe for sure - we make hummus all the time at home.
    Looking forward to reading your site and following! Hope you can follow back :)



  6. I JUST recently discovered hummus! I am one of those weird people who have issues with different textures of food so I have never tried it. Well I did the other day at a friends house and it was amazing!

    Thank you SO much for this recipe I am so excited to try it with my new food processor!

    new follower!

    I would love if you follow back when you get the chance

  7. Hi-

    I'm a new follower from Follow Us Monday Morning Blog Hop. I love making my own hummus. What is garlic gold? I've never heard of it before. I'll have to add this to my hummus recipes to make next week.

    Would love it if you stopped by and said hello when you get the chance.


  8. Stopping by to see a new friend. Stop by for a visit.


  9. I adore hummus, although my very favorite has roasted red peppers in it. Yum. Yum. Yum.

    do you think this could take roasted peppers?

  10. Thank you for following me. I love hummus...I will have to try this recipe soon.

  11. Thanks for this recipe. I always want humus but it is so expensive, and the Tahini most recipes call for is MORE expensive, sigh. I can make this, and I adore basil. What a great protein meal!


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