Sunday, June 1, 2014

Grammie Vee's Pine Nut Hummus

Grammie Vee’s Pine Nut Hummus

The nutrition facts for 1 tablespoon were designed at Calorie Count!


2 cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or soaked if using dried
3 tablespoons of tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 t crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon parsley or cilantro, finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
1 T (2 sprigs) of fresh mint
2 tablespoons water (or enough water to reach your favorite hummus consistency)


In a blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas.

Add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, toasted pine nuts, cumin, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and water until the ingredients form a paste-like consistency.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add the yogurt, parsley, mint, and water, mixing well.

Garnish with any remaining parsley or cilantro.

Cover and refrigerate about an hour.

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