Just a few ingredients make this hummus easy to whip up on a moment's notice. Serve with chips, pita wedges, or crackers. Great on burgers and sandwiches too. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind the garbanzo beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese together in a food processor for 15 seconds.

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  • Add about 1/4 of the reserved liquid; grind another 15 seconds. Pour in enough additional reserved liquid, a small amount at a time, and grind; repeat until the consistency is like chunky peanut butter.

  • Pour in the olive oil; grind for an additional 15 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; sodium 109.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
First off I love hummus and basil! I've also tried all flavors imaginable. This is one of the most flavorful recipes i've ever tried. I made as is exept I cut back the olive oil a bit to cut some calories and I personally don't like some of the hummus you get that is just sitting in it. I cannot wait to make more (ours is all gone) for my hummus loving family memebers! Thx so much for the great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2009
This recipe sounded very tasty but in fact I found it had too much basil and not enough olive oil and next time (if there is a next time) I will add more sundried tomatoes and cheese because it was pretty bland other than the extreme basil-y after taste. Even with chips or pita it is hard for me to enjoy. thnx anyways! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
First off I love hummus and basil! I've also tried all flavors imaginable. This is one of the most flavorful recipes i've ever tried. I made as is exept I cut back the olive oil a bit to cut some calories and I personally don't like some of the hummus you get that is just sitting in it. I cannot wait to make more (ours is all gone) for my hummus loving family memebers! Thx so much for the great recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
Was very good after I added only half the amount of basil. I also added 1/4 cup more of the sun dried tomatoes than the recipe called for but came out good. Consistency was great not runny at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This recipe mentions BASIL in the title. Of course you should expect that flavor to come through. I enjoy basil and this was an excellent use of a number of leaves from my many plants. The flavor of it comes through nicely and does not overpower the other flavors in the hummus. The garlic adds a nice bite as well. Thanks, Leslie A, for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
This was quite good although very strong on the basil - afterall this recipe IS for Sun-dried tom. & basil!:O) Next time I'll use a bit less for my own taste. Overall GREAT recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2009
This recipe sounded very tasty but in fact I found it had too much basil and not enough olive oil and next time (if there is a next time) I will add more sundried tomatoes and cheese because it was pretty bland other than the extreme basil-y after taste. Even with chips or pita it is hard for me to enjoy. thnx anyways! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2014
I skipped the olive oil and used tahini and a little lemon juice instead. I also used around 1-2 tsp basil. Good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
Great tasting hummus! I rinsed off the beans to get the skin off the beans and the extra sodium. I also make my hummus in the blender! This really helps to make the hummus super smooth. And you can cut back on the oil or cut it out completely if you are trying to go oil free for better heart health! I left out the oil and it was still great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2016
This just didn't do it for me. The flavor was just too bland. I think it needs some lemon juice. I also think I would have enjoyed more if I made this with feta instead of parm but I don't think I will make it again sorry. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Texture is perfect and goes great w/ Stacy's Naked Sea Salt Pita Chips. I did not measure the basil cheese or olive oil - just eyeballed it and it was marvelous. Serving at a dinner party tonight. Read More