Summer Fruit Salsa and Pesto Hummus + Video
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!
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Summer Fruit Salsa and Miso Hummus.
Course: Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, Mediterranean
Keyword: hummus, miso, salsa, summer fruit
An awesome tasty snack
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas rinsed + drained if using canned
- 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
- 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/3 cup olive oil + more for drizzling
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup basil pesto
- toasted sesame seeds + hemp seeds for topping
- edible flowers for garnish
Summer Fruit Salsa
- 1/2 cup fresh cherries pitted + chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries cored + chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries sliced into rounds
- 1 nectarine or peach diced
- 1 jalapeño or 2 habanero chilis seeded + chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil copped
- juice of 1 lemon may also use a lime
Add the chickpeas, tahini, almond butter, miso paste, crushed red pepper flakes and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Puree the mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. Add 1/3 up water and puree until smooth. With the machine running stream in the olive oil until smooth and creamy. I like to let my machine run a good 5 minutes (scraping down the sides once or twice) to insure a really smooth and creamy hummus. If the hummus is too thick for your liking, thin with water or extra olive oil, adding about 1 tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency is reached. Taste and season as desired with salt + pepper.
To serve, top the hummus with pesto and fruit salsa (recipe below). Sprinkle with toasted seeds.
In a bowl, combine the cherries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches or nectarines, jalapeño, cilantro, basil and lemon juice, combine well. Can be stored, covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.
*The hummus can be made in advance and stored, covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutritional value based on one cup
Now can we snack already???
I’ve never made hummus but yours looks so creamy and good.
I will for sure make the fruit salsa and most likely use it with the hummus I got from Krogers that’s sitting in the refrigerator.
Mhh! Looks very good! It’s nearly Lunch-Time here now. Would love to have that now. 😉
aiaiaiaii woman, you’re killing me with this one!!! I would only take out the Miso as I really cannot stand it, but all the rest… bring it on!!
Always, beautiful photography! LOVE that bowl, all looks SO yummy!!!
OMG, Tieghan! You are seriously a pro at making everything look delicious! I swear you could make me want to eat mud pies! This hummus and salsa are totally going on my list!
Tieghan, this hummus looks amazing!! That fruit salsa just sounds delicious! Not unusual, but you can even make hummus look unbelievable!
I love the photos! I love the bowl! I love the idea!
i can’t wait to make this. Love the addition of miso. And the fruit salsa swirled in- this is beautiful! Thanks!
I love both of these things – the salsa and the hummus! I bet they’d be just as fabulous separate as well. Yum!
Girl – you did it again!! Looks phenom!! I’m on such a hummus kick lately, I like to dip those mini sweet pepper in it mmm mmmm! So good!
Never thought of sweet salsa! Yummy!
Ohhhh!! I love snacking on hummus and your Naan bread (that recipe is a must-make!). This recipe looks perfect for a Thursday snack.
Sooooo I’m kind of obsessed with you!!! You are so real and geniune… and man do you make some killer recipes <3 <3 <3 I love how you take all of summer's fresh produce and turn it into something MAGICAL
Haha! Thank you SO much!! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Such an interesting combo! I’ve never put miso in hummus before, but it sounds like a really good idea. I’ve been on a hummus kick myself as of late, and this recipe looks like the perfect thing for me! Thanks for sharing this!
Thank you so much, Lane!!
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!!
I am all for a great snack! This hummus is seriously gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat ;).
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! 🙂
This sounds and looks amazing!
Thank you so much!
Um this IS the most beautiful hummus I’ve ever seen! Well done, Tieghan
Thank you so much, Julie! 🙂
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!
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!
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!! 🙂
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!!
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!!