This Basil Pesto Hummus is a terrifically tasty dip, spread or salad dressing.

Basil Pesto Hummus

In our home, every day is a hummus day. You can usually find a tub or two that we keep stocked on hand for snacks, a light lunch, or for use as a salad dressing. It’s one of our favorite foods. Hummus is not only delicious as a healthy dip option but is fabulous for adding to many recipes.

Basil Pesto is also one of our favorite foods, so what happens when you combine two favorite foods? Magic, that’s what. Fresh flavorful magic. I whipped up a Basil Pesto Hummus which I think is just perfect for serving atop grilled chicken or tossed with pasta. Of course you can enjoy it as a dip too. Crunchy cucumber, or crispy toasted pita breads is excellent for dipping with this pesto hummus. This would be a nice colorful addition to any summer BBQ or picnic.

This Basil Pesto Hummus couldn’t be easier to make. Combine equal parts of basil pesto and a classic hummus, like Sabra’s* Classic Hummus. A classic hummus works great for this recipe. Sabra also makes a Lemon Twist Hummus that is so fresh and bright. It’s a nice combination with the basil pesto too. As far as the pesto, you can make your own fresh basil pesto or use prepared. I can’t wait for the basil in our garden to get going. Fresh basil pesto is so hard to beat and if you’ve ever made it at home, you know how very easy it is to make. And even easier to eat! Once the pesto and hummus is mixed together, serve it right away or store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Basil Pesto Hummus Recipe

Before you go, since we’re talking about hummus, did you know that Thursday, May 21, 2015 just so happens to be National Hummus Day? Go hummus! Sabra will be giving away 55¢ coupons that day to help celebrate the tasty occasion. So be sure to visit Sabra on Thursday, May 21, 2015 to get a coupon. As always, you can find more delicious recipe ideas for how to enjoy hummus everyday by following Sabra on Facebook.

If you’d like to make your own homemade pesto here’s a recipe: Basic Basil Pesto Recipe

Basil Pesto Hummus Recipe

Basil Pesto Hummus

Basil Pesto Hummus Recipe

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A terrifically tasty and easy dip, spread or salad dressing.


  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (see notes for recipe link if needed)
  • 1/2 cup hummus


  1. Mix together pesto and hummus until combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Basil Pesto Hummus *This post is sponsored by Sabra. As always, all opinions are my own.