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No Matter How You Like to Serve It, You Will Savor These 2 Hummus Recipes

When it comes to diet-friendly dips, hummus is in a league of its own. The chickpea-based dip is incredibly tasty and surprisingly easy to make at home. Though standard hummus is always delicious, there may come a time when you’d like to treat your taste buds to something new. That’s why we’re presenting not just one, but two knockout recipes for Original and Pesto Hummus. Enjoy!

Original Hummus

Ingredients:

• 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained (reserve liquid!)
• ¼ cup tahini
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1-2 finely minced fresh cloves of garlic
• 1-1 ½ tsp salt

Instructions:

Add all ingredients except olive oil to a high-speed blender. Blend well, then slowly stream in olive oil until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. If it's not smooth enough, add more liquid from the chickpea can, one tablespoon at a time.

Pesto Hummus

Ingredients:

• 1 batch of original hummus (recipe above)
• ½ cup fresh basil
• ¼ cup pine nuts
• 1 cup spinach
• 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
• 1-2 additional tbsp of lemon juice
• 1 additional tbsp of olive oil
• 2 tsp lemon zest
• Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Add all ingredients except olive oil to a high-speed blender. Blend well, then slowly stream in olive oil until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

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