Pesto Hummus – Hummus without Tahini

Pesto Hummus – Hummus without Tahini

Easy, vegan Pesto Hummus is a creamy delicious dip or spread that you can whip up in minutes!  This hummus is made without tahini and flavored with pesto and nutritional yeast.  It makes the perfect gluten free and vegan dip or spread!  Use it on sandwiches or wraps to make a filling meal.  If you like the taste of basil, you will love this hummus!

Easy Cheesy Vegan Pesto Hummus is a creamy delicious dip or spread that you can whip up in minutes! It makes the perfect gluten free vegan dip or spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a filling meal. If you like the taste of basil, you will love this hummus! thehiddenveggies.com
We are big fans of basil in my house, so we use a lot of pesto! One day, I made a fresh batch of pesto and was about to wash out the food processor to make a batch of hummus, when I thought, “Pesto in my hummus sounds pretty good!” I just put in a can of chickpeas, more pesto, and some nutritional yeast to give it a cheesy flavor, and my Easy, Cheesy, Vegan Pesto Hummus was born!

Chickpeas in a food processor before blending the pesto hummus.

Vegan pesto, nutritional yeast and chickpeasin a food processor to make pesto hummus.

 

Blending the pesto hummus until creamy.

What can I use this pesto hummus for?

My kids love this hummus and they will eat a whole plate of fresh veggies dipped in it! Full of flavor, it also gives sandwiches and veggie wraps a satisfying creaminess and added protein!
Top it with a dollop of extra pesto and serve it as a fancy dip at your next party or just eat it with a bowl of chips while you watch TV.

Easy Cheesy Vegan Pesto Hummus is a creamy delicious dip or spread that you can whip up in minutes! It makes the perfect gluten free vegan dip or spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a filling meal. If you like the taste of basil, you will love this hummus! thehiddenveggies.com

VEGAN PESTO HUMMUS -HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A flavorful basil hummus made with pesto instead of tahini.  Vegan and gluten free.

Course: dip
Cuisine: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 67 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas or white beans drained and rinsed (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ¼ cup pesto Or a large handful of basil leaves, a small clove of garlic, and 1 TBS of olive oil.
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt optional
  • 3-4 TBS water or aqua fava
Instructions
  1. Put chickpeas, pesto, nutritional yeast and salt in a food processor.
  2. Blend for about 30 seconds, then add water 1 TSB at a time blending until desired consistency.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recipe Notes
  • Serve as a dip for chips, bread, or veggies.
  • Works great as a sandwich spread too.
Nutrition Facts
VEGAN PESTO HUMMUS -HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A pesto hummus veggie wrap!

Can I used dried chickpeas instead of canned?

*If you want to use dried chickpeas instead of caned, that work great as well. Cook them in until they are very soft, an instant pot or a pressure cooker works great for this, then allow them to cool a little in the pot of cooking water before using. Save this cooking water!  It is called aquafaba and you can use this cooking water in the hummus or save it for later to use in your favorite Aquafina recipe. Here’s a few for inspiration…

If you want to make your own vegan pesto, try my easy pesto recipe!  You will never need to buy pesto again!

This vegan, cholesterol free, pesto is so delicious, you will wonder why regular pesto has cheese in it at all. thehiddenveggies.com

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Easy Cheesy Vegan Pesto Hummus is a creamy delicious dip or spread that you can whip up in minutes! It makes the perfect gluten free vegan dip or spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a filling meal. If you like the taste of basil, you will love this hummus! thehiddenveggies.com



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