Celebration Snacks – Fresh Basil, Garlic, and Lemon Hummus

Whether you want to enjoy this as a topping on herbed chicken, or as a dip for veggies at your next celebration, this hummus is an easy and tasty treat!


  • Large Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, oil, and lemon juice. Process until the basil is well chopped. Add the chickpeas, salt, and pepper and blend until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps. Adjust the consistency with the liquid reserved from the can of chickpeas.


Makes 4 servings.

1 serving = 1 Rebuild Carbohydrate

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