Ready to prepare some amazing pine nut hummus in just 10 minutes? All we need is a few classic ingredients to make this delicious dip. You can take this hummus to the table for an awesome appetizer or snack.
Pine Nut Hummus
- This hummus is absolutely packed with flavor. Seriously, there’s tons of flavor in this hummus. The pine nut and olive oil topping will compete for flavor factor with even the most savory deli hummus!
- It’s so easy to make this dish in a larger batch. The recipe here will make about two cups’ worth of hummus. Want to make more? Simply double, triple, or even quadruple your quantities. This hummus disappears seriously fast at gatherings.
Substitutions and Alterations
You can, if you prefer, use raw pine nuts rather than toasted. We think toasted pine nuts have better flavor, though.
If you want a plain hummus, simply leave out the topping!
There are plenty of serving ideas from the Mediterranean for you to try. Pita bread, carrots, celery, or homemade challah are great places to start.
We’ve got a few key ingredients for this recipe that are probably already in your pantry.
How to Make Pine Nut Hummus
- First, we’re going to drain the chickpeas. Strain out any excess water, rinsing the chickpeas in a colander with cold water.
- Next, use a food processor to pulse your garlic with the pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, and cumin into a finely chopped mixture.
- Now add your tahini, olive oil and chickpeas to the food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Next, add two tablespoons of ice water (or two ice cubes) to help make your hummus extra smooth and creamy.
- Taste testing time! Taste your hummus and adjust the flavor with seasonings depending on your preference. You can serve hummus at room temperature, or alternatively keep it in the fridge.
- To serve, top with pomegranate seeds and toasted pine nuts. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika or sumac. Garnish with fresh parsley.
You can store homemade hummus for up to seven days in the fridge in an airtight glass container. Hummus will spoil more quickly in plastic, metal, or an open container. If your hummus has an off-putting odor, or it looks slimy, it’s not safe to eat and you’ll need to throw it out.
❗We don’t recommend freezing hummus. Freezing can separate the oils in the hummus, changing its consistency.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! If you can’t find chickpeas at your grocery store, they might be sold as garbanzo beans.
No. Peanut butter and tahini are not the same thing. Tahini is made from sesame seeds, with a milder, more neutral flavor profile than peanut butter. Peanuts have a much stronger flavor and most peanut butter is quite high in sugar. Peanut butter will overpower your hummus.
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