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Toasty Walnut Hummus

Toasty Walnut HummusTry this unique and zesty vegetarian garbanzo bean dip seasoned with toasted walnuts and a kiss of orange.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup California walnuts
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1 garlic clove, quartered
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
6 (6-inch) pita bread, cut into eighths, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Toast walnuts in 350°F (175°C) oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature. Combine toasted walnuts with oil and garlic and purée in food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Add chickpeas, orange zest, orange juice, salt and pepper and continue to blend to an even, smooth consistency. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  3. Serve hummus in small serving bowl alongside toasted pita bread or with crudités.

Makes 2 cups.

Tip: Use leftover hummus as bread spread in a sandwich or with tabboulleh and grilled or roasted vegetables for a complete vegetarian meal.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Walnut Marketing Board.