TOMATO AND BASIL HUMMUS




TOMATO AND BASIL HUMMUS
I tasted this flavorful hummus recently during a supermarket sampling. The taste of this hummus was the best of both worlds, so delicious with chips. I have used roasted garlic and canned tomatoes here and substituted the tahini paste with extra-virgin olive oil. It gives a good taste combined with the basil and tomatoes. Even roasted tomatoes can also be used instead of the canned ones. I even added some green chilies for some heat. The chilies can be replaced with black pepper. Here goes the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
Chick peas, 1 cup, soaked overnight.
Garlic, 1 small head.
Green chilies, small, 2.
Canned tomatoes, ½ cup.
Fresh basil leaves, a handful.
Salt as per taste.
Extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons.

PREPARATION:
Cook the soaked chick peas until they are tender. I cooked the chick peas in pressure cooker for up to 2 whistles and let it cool. Drain out all the liquid from the canned tomatoes. To roast the garlic, cut the garlic head into two halves and apply olive oil to the halves. Wrap them in aluminum foil and bake it for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the garlic from the heads and keep aside. Add the cooked chickpeas, drained tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, and chilies in a blender and blend everything into a smooth paste. Pour in extra virgin olive oil while blending. Add salt according to taste. Transfer the hummus into a serving dish and serve with tortilla or pita chips.

24 comments:

Asha said...

That's looks yummy. Tomato and Basil is classic Italian. YUMMY! :)

Laavanya said...

I've not tasted this with tomato - must add a nice tang.

DEESHA said...

wow I love Hummus, with basil, its just lovely

Ann said...

Basil...lovely Gita..my fav Herb..hummus make sme hungry too

Cham said...

Basil and toma very flavorful and aromatic!

AnuSriram said...

Delicious! Makes a lovely dip!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Basil in hummus, I never use Basil shall include in my ingredients

Pooja said...

Looking so nice gita...Yummy hummus..Addition of tomatoes gives a nice tangy taste..

Priya said...

Basil n tomato as hummus, makes me hungry..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yumy hummus.. great with pita.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats cool Gita..Looks yum..you can even add some sesame seed with olive oil instead of that Tahini paste for a crunchy twist..great with chips..:)
Have a great weekend..!!

Yasmeen said...

Yummy hummus,surely a neat twist with tomato and basil :)

Vibaas said...

something new and sounds sooo yummy. a must try!

KALVA said...

nice hummus

Vicky Xavier. said...

You are always good at bringing out the odd. Hummus looks delicious.

Ammu said...

Really yummy. Basil with chick peas ( Its mouth watering)

Malar Gandhi said...

I like hummus pretty much with bread too. I even liked ur egyptian sweet, yumm

Uma said...

tomato basil is such a delicious combo Gita! Hummus looks so yummy.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so yummy and new to me:) Thanks for sharing!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow what a combo....Looks yum....

Vandana Rajesh said...

that looks wonderful.Tomato is a good addition I guess to the hummus adds a tasty tangy flavor.

Purva Desai said...

Hummus is my fav Lebanese dish......I simply love it with pita bread and falafel....
will try this version soon...

Chitra said...

never tasted & tried,will do both soon:)

Seena said...

Next time will try this way, Gita, looks wonderful! :)