Basil Hummus

A homemade Middle Eastern Hummus recipe with a touch of basil. Easy to prepare.

I usually make my hummus plain with garlic and regular olive oil. Today, I decided to make the hummus with this new olive oil I discovered recently. The olive oil is flavored with basil that is freshly squeezed in California. The olive oil adds a great taste to the hummus dish. To make the hummus is a very easy and simple process. But you will need to carefully follow the simple steps below to get to the delicious homemade hummus. 

Serving for 4 people. Time to make: 15 mins 


To start off, you will need the following: 

  • Any blender 
  • 1 Garlic glove minced  
  • 1/2 Lemon 
  • 3 tbsp of Tahini 
  • 1 can of organic chickpeas 
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Basil to garnish  
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil flavored with basil (get your favorite brand from any olive oil store)

Steps to Prepare:

Step 1:

I usually start by boiling the peas in a pot with its water on high/medium heat for 5 mins. Then transfer to a bowl and pour cold water to easily peel off its skin. This is a preference. You don’t need to do this step. 

Step 2:

Add the peas, salt, squeezed lemon, and minced garlic to blend. Run the blender for a min till you see it becoming soft, add olive oil and blend for another min. 

Step 3:

Add the ice cubes and the tahini on top of it and let the ice melt. Then run the blender again for a min or 2. 

The Hummus should be ready by then. Transfer to a bowl and serve.  

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