Bursting with Basil
  • Alaina Hinkle

Bursting with Basil

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

-2 cans of cannellini beans or white northern beans rinsed & drained

-Juice of 1 Lemon -- Sometimes 2 depending on size and taste. Start with 1 and if it needs more do not hesitate :)

-1/2 cup chopped basil ( 1/4 cup to be blended in, the other 1/4 cup to put on top )

-2 small cloves or 1 large minced garlic ( Same with the lemon-- add more garlic if need be! We think the more garlic the merrier-- just as long as everyone around is eating it too hahah)

-1/2 cup light olive oil

- 1 cup toasted pine nuts ( On stove top place a pan on medium heat. Put 1 cup toasted pine nuts and toast on each side for a few minutes each)

^^ now sometimes like this week, I opted out of pine nuts & add a little more lemon 😊

I LOVE my Vita-mix. I cannot describe the love I have for it. I was lucky enough to receive mine as a gift. They are pretty pricey, but boy are they worth every penny. Especially when it comes to making things like this hummus :)


- Place beans (drained & rinsed), 1/4 chopped basil, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and 1/2 toasted pine nuts into your blender/Vita-mix etc.

-Keep adding olive oil or lemon juice to keep it processing

-Add salt and pepper to taste

Once it is blended together, take out with a spatula into serving dish. Then sprinkle the left over basil & pine nuts on top and ENJOY!


ENJOY!! Thank you for looking at this scrumptious recipe!! Remember to follow me @honestfoodie_blog and #honestgrubhonestfoodie to let me know what you are making!!

#homemadehummus #basil #pinenuts

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