Southern Mom Loves: Zesty Garlic, Tomato & Basil Hummus

Zesty Garlic, Tomato & Basil Hummus

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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I am a sucker for hummus, and recently I was inspired by one of my favorite snacks to create a new flavor with an Italian twist: a Zesty Garlic, Tomato & Basil Hummus, and it is delicious! Hummus is such an easy dip to make as it just gets thrown into a blender or food processor and there are so many ways to snack with it. I'll give you my recipe and show you just how easy it is to have a tasty, better-for-you dip in minutes and this one is perfect for a crowd!

This hummus is an amazing mix of flavors and the amount of "zesty" can be tweaked by the amount of garlic you add. I made mine with 4 large cloves, but if you want to tone it down (and not have garlic breath, lol) you can use one or two cloves.

The inspiration for this dip is GOOD THiNS- The Beet One- Balsamic Vinegar & Sea Salt. They're a deliciously tangy baked snack that is actually made with beets and flavored with balsamic vinegar and sea salt. YUM. Plus, aren't they pretty?!?!

GOOD THiNS start with real ingredients (like wheat, potato and rice), combined with enticing flavors (like garlic, spinach and sweet potato) and baked thin and crispy without any artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup.

GOOD THiNS- The Potato One- Sweet Potato are also amazing with this dip. They add a little sweetness to the savory and they're made with real sweet potatoes! You can get your sweet fix with 60% less fat than the leading regular fried potato chip.

Their other newest flavor is GOOD THiNS- The Wheat One- Ancient Grains. Filled with ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth & millet and made with 100% whole grain wheat, baked deliciously thin & crispy. Mmmmmm. 

There are so many varieties to choose from, and they're real life snacks, baked with real ingredients. People usually don’t think of real ingredients, like produce, when they’re walking past the cracker aisle. What GOOD THiNS starts with IS the real stuff: real sweet potatoes and beets. Find out more here.

I found my GOOD THiNS at my local Kroger. Find your local Kroger/Kroger Family of Stores to get your GOOD THiNS here.

Then try out this amazing hummus dip!

Tomato Basil Garlic Hummus


  • 1 ripe tomato, diced or 1 14.5 oz.can of petite diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c. tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 tsp. dried or 2 tsp. fresh chopped Basil + more for garnish
  • 1-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil + more for garnish
  • 1 15.5 oz. can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

1. Thoroughly blend all ingredients except the extra virgin olive oil and chickpeas.

2. Add in the chickpeas and blend, pouring in the extra virgin olive oil a tablespoon at a time until the hummus is a thick, but blendable consistency.

3. You can dive in immediately, but I like to scrape it into a bowl and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors blend together.

4. To serve, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped basil.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and some delish GOOD THiNS with it!


What's your favorite hummus? Have you tried GOOD THiNS yet? I love to read your comments!

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