Homemade Tomato Basil Hummus

Written by NPN Guest on July 31st, 2011

Edited by Beth at Beth's Mess.


Vegan friendly and free from gluten, hummus and veggies make for some super summer snacking. Full of fiber and protein, this quick and easy hummus recipe will satisfy your palate and stomach!

Homemade Tomato Basil Hummus


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp basil, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c drained chickpeas/garbanzo beans (You can cook up some dried ones or use a 15 oz. can of cooked beans)
  • 2 tbsp sesame tahini
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, chopped


Put all the ingredients into your food processor and chop until smooth.

* To save even more time, use 5 tbsp of delicious pesto and omit the olive oil, garlic and basil.


Recipe originally posted here on Shalom Mama. Nina Nelson is a student midwife, mama to four and wife to one. She writes regularly at Shalom Mama, providing health and herbal resources and inspiring others to live intentionally. She loves reading, snuggling and giggling at miniature horses. Many thanks to Nina for sharing!

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