Chef John's Green Hummus

This simple, basil-spiked 'green' hummus is a great summer twist on everyone's favorite spread.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add the basil and cook uncovered until bright green, about 20 seconds. Immediately plunge basil in ice water until cold. Squeeze basil to remove excess...


  • 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

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