Appetizer | May 18, 2018

Lemon Basil Hummus

 I first tried this lemon basil hummus at a baby shower. While there were several delicious dips and appetizers as the night went on guess what the guest kept going back for? This hummus!! Its smooth, creamy, tangy and full of freshness!

Lemon Basil Hummus in bowl with crackers and fresh vegetables surrounding it

Lemon Basil Hummus Ingredients

  • BASIL- you are going to need a lot of basil. I recommend buying a whole plant, or if you have a Trader Joes they carry a huge pack of basil at an amazing price.
  • PINE NUTS- pesto is combination of basil, oil, spices and pine nuts. I also grab mine at Trader Joes! But you can get it at grocery stores, and try the bulk section if your stores have that. It’ll be better priced that way!
  • GARBANZO BEANS- are essential for hummus! Find them in the canned beans section.
  • LEMON & SEA SALT- to brighten the flavor!

Lemon Basil Hummus ingredients

How to Make Lemon Basil Hummus

Lemon Basil Hummus with vegetable and cracker dippers

Lemon basil hummus is ridiculously easy! it’s a simple two step process.

  1. Toast the pine nuts on the stove top.
  2. Throw it all in the blender and blend!

Lemon Basil Hummus ingredients in a blender

I highly recommend a high powered blender like a blendtec. You can also use a food processor. Hummus is a thick and creamy dip that will require a strong blender/processor.

Overhead shot of Lemon Basil Hummus in blender

What to Serve Hummus With!

Since this lemon basil hummus is a gluten-free snack/dip we love to bring it to parties with the best gluten-free, non-GMO cracker there is! Ok, this cracker is just the best regardless! We love Crunchmaster Crackers for so many reasons.

Lemon Basil Hummus on tray with crackers and dipping veggies

They hold up like a champ to all the dips and spreads you could serve them with. They taste amazing! they have a crunchy salty roasted flavor. They do come in several different flavors as shown.

Lemon Basil Hummus with crunchmaster brand crackers

Make a veggie and cracker tray! Serve a variety of crunch master crackers, different hummus (this is our hummus recipe and lemon basil hummus!) and some veggies. It’ll be the most popular snack tray at the party!

I also love to keep all these around for after school snacks and school lunches. My kids LOVE it.

Lemon Basil Hummus on tray with crackers and vegetables for dipping

Crunchmaster challenged us to become a master of something. I’m talking recipes and turning them into healthier options of what they formerly were. Add using as many fresh and whole ingredients as possible, and taking out the bad. I’ve worked on a couple of hummus recipes making sure they are entirely gluten free, and healthy!

5 from 2 votes
Lemon Basil Hummus featured by popular foodie blog, Oh So Delicioso
Lemon Basil Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Creamy and smooth lemon pesto hummus

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: gluten free hummus, hummus with veggies
Servings: 8
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 2 cans of Garbanzo Beans
  • 2 cups loosely packed Basil
  • 1/4 cup toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tiny pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  1. Toast pine nuts in a skillet until golden brown.
  2. Wash basil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  4. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve with Veggies or Pita Chips. Use as a spread on wraps or sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Basil Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Hi Aubrey! Will you please post the recipe for the Lemon Pesto Hummus? It looks oh so delicious, however, I can’t see the recipe. Thank you and I love this website!

    1. Yes! I’m sorry we had to double check over 300 recipes on our site when we transferred and this one made it passed me. I am working on getting it for you now!