This deliciously sweet hummus is bursting with basil and an all-around pesto body. it's so good, you could eat this by itself with a spoon, although spreading it on crackers of any kind will do.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the garbanzo beans, basil, and garlic in a food processor; pulse several times. Use a spatula to push mixture from sides of processor bowl. Pulse the mixture again while drizzling in the olive oil. Add the vinegar and soy sauce; pulse until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

134.4 calories; 4.7 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 301.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
This was excellent! I doubled the garlic soy sauce and balsamic vinegar for extra flavor. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2010
This is a basil hummus. This needs quite a bit of liquid added to this in order to get it to blend to the right smoothness. I like the taste of the fresh basil, but this hummus needed some work. I did end up adding a dash of cumin and a good amount of lemon and a tablespoon or so of tahini. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
This was excellent! I doubled the garlic soy sauce and balsamic vinegar for extra flavor. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2008
Didn't have fresh basil but did have some pesto that I had prepared with fresh basil. I too thought that the hummus needed more oil to spread well and I also added a tsp or so of lemon juice to brighten the fresh taste. Blended in feta cheese by hand before serving. I took this to an office luncheon and received compliments. Will make this again once I have an abundance of basil from the garden... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
This is absolutely delicious especially served on a slice of homemade french bread!!! I did have a few changes to the recipe however. First of all I did not have any balsamic vinegar on hand so I used red wine vinegar instead. Secondly while pureeing the mixture it became very dry so I added water until it was the desired consistency. Other than those two changes the recipe was fantastic! I made this for Christmas and everyone loved it's amazing flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2010
This is a basil hummus. This needs quite a bit of liquid added to this in order to get it to blend to the right smoothness. I like the taste of the fresh basil, but this hummus needed some work. I did end up adding a dash of cumin and a good amount of lemon and a tablespoon or so of tahini. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Yum! This is a fantastic hummus-type dip that whips up in about 5 minutes. Over time I have made some adjustments to suit my particular tastes: I add 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil (this makes it very rich and gives it a great texture) 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons soy sauce. I also add a few squirts of lemon juice. The most important advice I can about this recipe is to make sure you use a packed 1/2 cup of basil. Measure the basil until it fills the 1/2 cup totally packed down. This gives it the perfect basil-y flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This was good and quick. I do agree that lemon juice is necessary. Served with celery and carrots was a yummy & healthy option next to the other high-fat appetizers that I served. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
This was soooooo good! I added more olive oil one more clove of garlic and the juice of a whole lemon. I loved the garlic and basil flavor in this hummus! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Delicious unique hummus. I had some fresh basil to use up and this was a great use for it. Like other reviewers I added some lemon juice plus a little extra oil and water to achieve a smoother texture. I also added a dash of hot sauce for a little added dimension. Thanks Dan for an easy and tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2007
I made this for a bunch of people who had never tried hummus before and everyone loved it! I used fresh basil and a little more oil than was called for and it was perfect! We served it on garlic toasted pita. Read More
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