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Hummus Pesto Dip

There's a Middle Eastern dip called hummus that's really popular in the United States today, and when hummus is combined with the garden-fresh taste of pesto, it's a combination that's sure to become your family's new favorite.

What You'll Need

  • 2 (15- to 19-ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained, and 3/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small sweet onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch parsley, cleaned, and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Place garbanzo beans and reserved liquid in a food processor with a cutting blade; process until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and well mixed, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.

Makes 4 cups.


Serve cold or at room temperature with pita bread triangles or crackers.

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