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Chef John's Green Hummus

Chef John

"This simple, basil-spiked 'green' hummus is a great summer twist on everyone's favorite spread. Turkey on wheat? Yawn. Turkey on wheat with green hummus? Hello! And don't even get me started on wraps. I won't even touch a wrap that doesn't contain hummus, and neither should you."
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10 m servings 200 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add the basil and cook uncovered until bright green, about 20 seconds. Immediately plunge basil in ice water until cold. Squeeze basil to remove excess moisture and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Put basil, garlic, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garbanzo beans, and white beans, salt, and black pepper, respectively, in a blender. Cover and blend until almost smooth; add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and puree until smooth.

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This was a great appetizer to make on the spur of the moment because I usually have all these ingredients (or most of them) on hand. It was a little heavy on the garlic so i would use less next ...

We really liked this - much better than the store bought stuff I usually buy. The basil gives it a nice bit of extra flavor, and the garlic - I used five cloves, since mine were rather small, a...

I haven't made a lot of hummus, so I don't have recipes to compare this one to. It was a little on the thicker side, but I liked it that way. It sure was quick and easy to make. Raw garlic is...

Better as a sandwich spread than a dip.

I've made this several times. We love it just as is.

I made this recipe last night and it came out dry and thick. I added more olive oil, lemon juice and extra seasonings. I also added one avocado to give it more taste and I drizzled about 1/2 cup...

This was pretty good. I had a ton of fresh basil that needed to be used and I liked the idea of 2 bean textures. The result was more pastey than we'd like and the flavors didn't really pop....

Made it with dried beans. It did not get green and smooth texture. Maybe my beans were not soft enough. Good flavor; just not the right texture.