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Veggie Platter with Pesto Hummus

Upgrade your homemade vegetable platter with this amazingly healthy and delicious Pesto Hummus.
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 119kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.



  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup green beans fresh, cleaned and stem ends trimmed off
  • 2 bell peppers stemmed, seeded, and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup radishes halved
  • 1 cup button mushrooms quartered
  • 1 cucumber peeled if waxy/thick skinned, cut into strips
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into sticks

Pesto Hummus

  • 1 cup basil leaves loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnut pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 15 ounces garbanzo beans can


For the vegetable tray

  • Place cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, and green beans in a steamer or double boiler with a steam basket. Steam veggies for approximately 5-8 minutes or until slightly tender but still on the crispy side. Allow to cool then arrange all vegetables around a serving platter.

Prepare the Basil Pesto Hummus

  • Add basil leaves and nuts to a food processor or blender and pulse until nuts are finely ground. Add garlic and cheese, and pulse to incorporate. Blend on low and drizzle in one tablespoon olive oil in a slow and steady stream and add salt and lemon juice.
  • Add pesto to a bowl, scraping down the sides with a spatula. Add garbanzo beans, remaining olive oil, and 1/4 cup water to the same blender or food processor (you need not wash it) and puree.
  • Add to the bowl with pesto and stir together to combine. If dip appears too thick, add a touch more water until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Place in a bowl in the center of the platter for dipping the veggies.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4