Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus is so easy to make at home, you will never want to buy it at the store again. It is perfect to serve as an appetizer, in your lunchbox, or as an after school snack!

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus is so easy to make at home, you will never want to buy it at the store again. It is perfect to serve as an appetizer, in your lunchbox, or as an after school snack! #hummus #appetizer #diprecipe

If there is one canned good that you will always find in my pantry, it's chickpeas.  A can of chickpeas, also know as garbanzo beans, can be used in so many delicious recipes!  You can add them to salads like this BBQ Ranch Cobb Salad or turn them into a tasty side dish like these Pan-Fried Chickpeas and Onions.

My favorite way to use chickpeas, though, is to make hummus!  Have you ever made hummus at home?  If not, you are truly missing out because it is SO incredibly easy to make and rivals any hummus you can find at the store.

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus is so easy to make at home, you will never want to buy it at the store again. It is perfect to serve as an appetizer, in your lunchbox, or as an after school snack! #hummus #appetizer #diprecipe

Hummus is super versatile because you can make it your own quite easily.  You can blend in and top your hummus with all kinds of different veggies or spices.  Classic hummus is really like a blank palette for you to customize to your heart's desire!

This particular hummus recipe features a creamy, classic hummus topped with golden toasted pine nuts, minced garlic, and earthly paprika and oregano.  It's a no-frills, easy-to-make dip that you'll want to make again and again.  I know I do!

As I mentioned before, I'm a hummus making fool, so naturally, this is not my only hummus recipe here on the blog.  Here are a few more of my favorite Hummus recipes from the archives:





What is your favorite kind of hummus flavor?  If you try this toasted pine nut version, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below.  Enjoy!


Yield: 6 servings

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus


Toasted Pine Nut Hummus is so easy to make at home, you will never want to buy it at the store again. It is perfect to serve as an appetizer, in your lunchbox, or as an after school snack!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 10 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


FOR THE HUMMUS
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-4 tablespoons water*
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

FOR THE PINE NUT TOPPING
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Place all of the ingredients into your food processor. Blend until smooth. (*Start with 2 Tbsps of water.  If the hummus is too thick for your liking, add 1 more tablespoon of water at a time, blending until desired consistency.) Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate to chill.

2. Place the pine nuts into a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until golden brown and toasted, stirring frequently. Transfer the pine nuts to a small bowl.

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the olive oil to the skillet. Cook the garlic in the skillet for 1 minute, watching it carefully so it does not turn brown and overcook. Add the garlic and the oil from the pan to the pine nuts and stir in the dried oregano and paprika.

4. Top the hummus with the pine nut topping and serve with toasted bread, crackers, or vegetables for dipping.


NOTES


The hummus will likely not be completely creamy the first time you check it. Continue blending, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides, for up to 5 minutes, until the hummus is smooth and creamy.

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