Smooth & Creamy Garlic Basil Hummus

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 cups


  • 15 oz chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (10-12 leaves)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, fresh
  • optional: water for thinning


  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas. 

    (*Optional: remove the "skin" of the chickpeas by lightly squeezing a chickpea between your fingers and it will peel off)

  2. Peel garlic & cut larger cloves into halves or fourths.

  3. Place your chickpeas into a food processor.

  4. Next add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, basil, salt and pepper into the food processor.

  5. Puree your ingredients for 1-2 minutes while slowly adding in olive oil. Continue until hummus is smooth and creamy. 

  6. If your hummus is too thick, add either additional olive oil or water into the food processor as it is mixing to thin.