Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fresh Basil Hummus (Super Bowl Recipe) ~ Day 33

Are you ready for the Super Bowl 50 this weekend?  I am so excited for two reasons. 1) It is happening here in the Bay Area and 2) my hometown team Carolina Panthers is playing in the super bowl.  I am sure my family and friends in Raleigh, NC will be glued to the TV watching the historic game this weekend.  Super bowl party is all about food, food and more food.  I'll be posting some easy to make recipes this week for the game day.  Today's recipe is a healthy hummus dip bursting with fresh flavors of sweet basil and lemon.  Hummus can be served as a dip for crunchy vegetables, pita chips, or any kind of chips.   

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Process time: 5 to 7 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Chick peas - 1 can, 15oz
  • Tahini - 1/4 cup, (for homemade Tahini, roast 1/4 cup white sesame seeds until golden brown over low heat, cool and process with 2 tbsp olive oil until smooth)
  • Basil - 2 cups
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Lemon juice - from 1 lemon
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste
  • Chat masala - 2 tsp (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Chili flakes - for garnishing

  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.  Place it in a food processor bowl and process until smooth.
  2. Add tahini, lemon juice, basil, chat masala, and salt and pepper.  Process until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Transfer into a serving dish and drizzle some olive oil and garnish with red chilli flakes.

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