This is one of my favorite holiday recipe because its quick easy, and doesn't take all the dishes in the cupboard to make. Plus, lets be honest its hard to find good Hummus in Northwest Iowa.
No one will ever guess that this took you less than five minutes to throw together.
Basil and Pecan Hummus
One can drained garbanzos (also called chick peas)
1-2 Cloves garlic chopped
3-5 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or more if you like it moister)
Handful of pecans toasted in olive oil
6-8 leaves of fresh basil
Chipotle Tabasco sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small skillet toast the pecans in some olive oil. Just until you start to smell the nutty smell, and they are just a bit darker than usual.
Drain off oil.
In a food processor, chop nuts and garlic. Add drained garbanzos, olive oil a little at a time. Then the Tabasco, salt and pepper.
Stir in finely chopped fresh basil and top with about a tablespoon of extra olive oil. Turn the mixture into a funky bowl of choice.
And your done.
I make homemade pita bread from this book which is also insanely easy.