This Sweet Corn & Basil Hummus is filled with summer flavors and only takes 5 minutes to prepare!
My family is headed to Wisconsin today, and to be honest, I probably should too!
But life is rather hectic right now. It’s wedding season, hence why my family is headed north, and I have three showers to attend this weekend. Goodness! July 11th is a popular weekend, eh?
With such a busy weekend, we decided to stay back. You mean I don’t have to sit in a car for 9 hours while being 5 1/5 months pregnant? I’ll take it.
But thoughts of Wisconsin instantly take me back to when I was little. My mom, Nana and aunt took my brother and 4 cousins up there for a little summer vacation. My dad was born in Janesville and my Nana grew up there. Actually, much of our family still lives there. Running a farm and golf course!
So on our trip, we got to experience the life of a farmer and realized I don’t really care for pigs. Nothing against them (um, bacon?) but the actually animal I am okay without. We also decided to play hide and go seek one afternoon. There was ample amount of land to play on so it seemed necessary to burn off some built up energy. Well my youngest cousin, probably 2 or 3 at the time, decided hiding in the corn field was a great spot. And let me tell you, it was. We couldn’t find him. For a good 30 minutes. Let’s just say, my aunt, mom and Nana hid their fear pretty darn well. This was a gigantic corn field and the horror stories of people getting lost for far too long was becoming too real to them.
We shouted to him that the game was over, you win! Anything to get that child to give up, but he was determined to not be found. It wasn’t until we formed a straight line of people and started walking up each row that we found him. Phew!
Never thought someone could have so many stories starring corn, did ya?!
Luckily nothing crazy has happened with corn lately, except my unusual consumption amount. Fresh corn is at it’s peak so I am devouring it in nearly any fashion to get my fill before it heads out for the season. While it is a BBQ staple to have grilled corn, I simply adore slicing it off the ear and throwing it into a salad, pasta or into this hummus! And yes, raw corn! It is incredibly sweet and super crunchy! Completely different than its cooked counterpart.
This hummus is our summer diet in a bowl. Fresh, minimal effort and the flavor is out of this world. I start with a simple batch of hummus. Nothing fancy as the toppings are where it’s at. Then fold in fresh corn and fresh basil. That’s it. Really!
Serve with fresh pita, pita chips, crackers, celery, carrots, whatever your little heart desires and go to town!
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