Basil Pesto Hummus

Absolutely fantastic hummus recipe that brings the party to our booth at Medina's Farmers Market!

First make Pesto:
1 cup fresh packed basil leaves (about 1/8 lb. leaves only)
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese

Combine the pine nuts, basil, cheese and garlic clove into a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Then add olive oil and lemon juice and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Add salt to taste.
Next make hummus:
2 cans (15.5 oz.) chickpeas/garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup packed basil leaves
3 tablespoons of the fresh basil pesto (from above)
2 tablespoons tahini paste
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Sea salt to taste

Combine hummus ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. May need to add a tablespoon of water to make smoother.