Basil pesto houmous

Basil pesto houmous


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About this recipe: This easy houmous recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional. Serve with crudites as a party nibble, or use to fill veggie sandwiches.

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Serves: 5 

  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 25g basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Combine the chickpeas, 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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Reviews (4)


Altered ingredient amounts. add slightly more garlic - 26 Jan 2010


Altered ingredient amounts. Added 1 TBSP warm water (to aid blending) & Increased balsamic vinegar & soya sauce to 1 teaspoon each to boost flavour - 26 Jul 2010


Lovely herby taste. Found I needed a Tablespoon of warm water to assist in blending, also increased balsamic vinegar & soya sauce to 1 TSP each to boost flavour. Will make again and try it on people who think they don't like Houmous! - 26 Jul 2010

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