Miso Chocolate Fudge and Haupia (coconut pudding) Macaroon Pie.
So I think it’s time for a little snacking to take place.
I mean, I know it’s not Friday or anything, but Thursday afternoon means SNACKS. Ok, ok, what day doesn’t mean snacks? By four o’clock, I personally need something keep my mind and mouth occupied.
Watch the how-to video here:
So snacks it is today. Preferably this hummus along with fresh naan for dipping…or maybe just a spoon… wait no, naan is better…carbs.
I feel like the world is on a bit of a hummus kick. Everywhere I look, there is hummus, and you know what? I totally understand why. Hummus is insanely delicious and completely healthy…well minus all those chips we tend to eat WITH the hummus. But you know, balance.
I decided I wanted to make some hummus, but a hummus that had my name written all over it, AKA – Summer Fruit Salsa and Pesto Hummus, because it combines all the bestest things about summer!
Pesto and fruit. YESS.
I have had this idea to create this hummus for SOOO long now. First I had the picture in my head and then came the flavors…clearly I am really excited to tell you all about it. Plus, isn’t it kind of pretty? I love pretty food!
The hummus itself is a super simple base of chickpeas, tahini, almond butter, miso (so much yum!) and olive oil. Oh and a little lemon too! It’s very greek with a little Asian twist, and it’s so GOOD. I know a lot of people have all these secrets for super smooth hummus (liking peeling the skin off the chickpeas…but that just is not happening over here…no patience for that). My secret is really pretty simple, I just let my food processor run for…like ever. And yeah, that normally does the trick. If I have time I pretty much let it run and do its thing for a good ten minutes while occasionally scraping down the sides to make sure everything is being evenly mixed. That usually makes for a pretty smooth (and nice room temperature) hummus. I have no idea if this is the right way, or even if it’s the wrong way, but it works really well for me, so maybe try it and see what you think. Either way, it’s going to be dip worthy for sure.
After the actual hummus comes my favorite part…the stir-ins/toppings!! I don’t know about you guys, but I love having fun with these. For summer my favorite thing to do is make a fruit salsa and mix it with a little fresh basil/dandelion green pesto + toasted seeds and lilacs (when I had them…but they are gone now 🙁 ).
It’s a face plant worthy combo – trust me.
For my salsa, I used cherries, strawberries, blackberries and nectarines, but you can use your favorite summer fruits or whatever fruit you have on hand. Any fruit will work great!
And then, yeah, that’s kind of it, just don’t forget the toasted seeds. They are my favorite little texture booster in hummus. Bonus, they are a superfood too!
Double oh, since this is so healthy, all the naan consumption that will take place while eating this hummus gets cancelled out!
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Now can we snack already???
Looks amazing! What flowers did you add? Can’t wait to make!!!
Hey Kathy! Those are lilacs. Thanks so much! Hope you love this hummus! ?
We had this yesterday with friends, everyne loved it, including my 12 year-old son! Thanks so much!
So happy you all liked it!! Thanks for making it Kathy!!
OMGOMGOMG I am going to make this ALL summer. I am so glad that I stumbled across this while looking for recipes in which to include cherries (we have some this year for the first time in aeons). Everything with fruit salsa, hurrah!
Hi Kate!! Im so happy you found it(: Thanks a ton and enjoy!!
That is seriously one of the most beautiful food pics I’ve ever seen! I wouldn’t want to eat it, just stare at it all day, lol!
hehe! Thank you so much!! 🙂
Gorgeous! I want to make this next week, but one quick question — the recipe says to add 1/3 cup of water. That doesn’t make it too liquidy/watery when you also add in the 1/3 cup oil? The water wasn’t listed as an ingredient so I want to double check before I make it!
The hummus looks amazing and I’m totally adding to my list, but I NEED to ask about that bowl! It’s gorgeous! Where is it from??
Thank you so much, Michelle!! The bowl is from Anthropoligie. I tried to find the link online, but it seems to be gone. I am sorry!
Um this IS the most beautiful hummus I’ve ever seen! Well done, Tieghan
Thank you so much, Julie! 🙂
This sounds and looks amazing!
Thank you so much!
This hummus is screaming my name too, Tieghan! I could use a whole bowl to face plant into asap! Super stunning. <3
Thanks Sarah! Hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂
I am all for a great snack! This hummus is seriously gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat ;).
Oh I love this! I am definitely going to try this. Great sentence by the way, “It’s a face plant worthy combo – trust me.” Perfect image!
And yes, it is pretty. Very, very pretty as always.
haha! Thanks Kathryn!!