Hummus with Coriander Pesto

Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto.
Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto.I love hummus and in the UK there was a huge array of dips in the supermarkets and at least five types of hummus, of which coriander was my favourite. Can't you tell? I use it a lot! When we first bought our house here, nearly seven years ago, the supermarkets didn't seem to stock anything, but this year I have seen as many as four different Greek dips! Even better was when I found some Tahini in the foreign section It was an exciting time!  I will admit that the coriander pesto is really easy but only because you need a food processor or a sturdy blender. Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto. Grate parmesan, rough chop the garlic and put in a small bowl processor with the coriander, olive oil and salt. Whizz together and check the seasoning. This pesto keeps in the fridge for a few days and is great with chicken or on a salad. Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto. For the hummus drain a can of chickpeas, juice lemons and peel garlic. Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto.  When I made this before moving here the Tahini was really hard and I always needed to add extra water to get the right consistency. The Tahini I bought was quite fluid so I blitzed everything together with only a little olive oil. If you have the hard Tahini paste you might need to add more water or oil. Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto. Tip the hummus into a bowl and drizzle the pesto through. Decorate with a few chopped walnuts and coriander leaves. This is quite a citrusy hummus and the pesto just makes it a bit more special. What's your favourite dip?
Hummus with Coriander Pesto
Serves 4
Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
For the pesto
  1. 10g coriander
  2. 75ml olove oil
  3. 1 clove of garlic, rough chopped
  4. 40g walnuts
  5. 35g grated Parmesan
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
For the hummus
  1. Juice of a lemon
  2. 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  3. 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  4. 100g tahini
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. 50ml olive oil/water (possibly needed)
Instructions
  1. For the pesto blitz all ingredients together.
  2. To make the hummus add all the ingredients (except the 50ml of water or oil), and process.
  3. Add water or oil until the consistency is soft but not sloppy.
  4. Put the hummus in a serving bowl and drizzle through the pesto.
Notes
  1. Use the leftover pesto on chicken or salads.
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11 thoughts on “Hummus with Coriander Pesto

  1. Hi Amanda, I’m a little confused as your recipe for the hummus doesn’t have the tahini in it? However, our eldest daughter makes hummus all the time, or rather her variation of it, chickpeas, orange juice, olive oil, cumin and garlic, oh my goodness it is fantastic, she never adds tahini, and I don’t miss it! She has made this non stop all summer for us, for friends, for guests to dinner, we have introduced so many French people to it as they have never tasted such a thing, I think we are educating our village in English food, Mexican food, Spanish Food, you name it, we have given it to them and they come back for more!!!

    1. Ooops!Thanks Susan, I’ve amended the recipe now. Your daughter’s version sounds great with the cumin. I’ll try that next time.

    1. Thanks Mimi – it must have been your layered version that inspired me. I’ll try white beans as it’s a staple here and cheaper!

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