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The Easiest Pistachio Hummus: Recipe

I love hummus. Being Arab, hummus is a natural staple in our household. In fact, during Ramadan, you will probably find it difficult to find any canned chickpeas at the grocery stores since many Arabs will start to stockpile them. This recipe is inspired by a restaurant in Spain. More specifically the most delightful restaurant in Cordoba – my favourite city in all of Spain. If you want to read about my travels to Spain, you can click here. I will be updating this section with my experiences in Cordoba and Sevilla pretty soon!

This recipe is actually for pistachio hummus, which they served with some pita bread and olive oil. I decided to recreate the same dish and I think I really succeeded. The pistachio hummus recipe was a hit in my family. I decided to serve it with homemade pita bread – which I plan on sharing with you soon!

PISTACHIO HUMMUS RECIPE

This recipe combines the flavours of the nutty and rich pistachio and the creamy smooth taste of hummus. 

Pistachio Hummus

Creamy smooth hummus, with nutty and bold pistachio.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • 2 peeled, cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)l
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (more to taste if needed)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (finely ground)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency, if the hummus is too thick.


  2. Add the ground pistachios and mix until creamy. Again add more water, olive oil or tahini if the hummus is too thick. Taste to see if you need more salt or lemon. 


  3. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with some ground or full pistachio nuts. Can be kept at room temperature until ready to serve, or placed in the fridge.


Recipe Notes

Use the best quality pistachios you can find. The real flavour is in the pistachios! If they are rancid or old, it will make a world of a difference. And not for the better!

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 THIS PISTACHIO HUMMUS RECIPE IS SURE TO BE A STAPLE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. IT IS SO EASY TO MAKE AND IT TASTES INCREDIBLE. I LOVE HOW ALL THE FLAVOURS COMBINE TO CREATE SUCH A UNIQUE SPIN ON A TRADITIONAL DISH.

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