Pesto Hummus


I went to visit a friend and her 2 little boys and wanted to bring a healthy snack for us all to enjoy.  Hummus is such a healthy snack that I have only recently starting trying and enjoying.  I like the ones that have more flavor, and this pesto hummus hits the spot.  My friend and even her 2 boys thought it was tasty.  For this recipe, feel free to use store-bought pesto or use the delicious recipe I posted earlier in the week.  Hummus is really just chickpeas and tahini and any other flavors you would like to add.  Tahini is actually a paste that comes from sesame seeds.  It gives the hummus a nice creamy texture and nutty taste.  This snack is great served with pita chips or crispy vegetables like carrots for an even healthier snack.  It actually tasted better the next day too, after all the flavors were able to marry together.  So whip up this easy and healthy recipe for an on-the-go snack to keep you going throughout the day.  Make the first bite count!



Total Time:  10 minutes

Servings:  makes about 2 cups



1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas

1/3 cup tahini

2 Tablespoons pesto, recipe HERE

1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

1/2 lemon zested

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste



1.  Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.  HINT:  zest the lemon before juicing, it will be much easier.  Serve with pita chips or your favorite vegetables.