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Here’s a delicious recipe for Hummus with Pesto and Pistachio Nuts:


For the Hummus:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed to adjust consistency)

For the Pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish:

  • Extra pistachio nuts, chopped
  • Drizzle of olive oil


1. Prepare the Pesto:

  1. In a food processor, combine the basil leaves, pistachio nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, and garlic.
  2. Pulse until the ingredients are coarsely chopped.

2. Stream in Olive Oil:

  1. While the food processor is running, gradually stream in the olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
  2. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

3. Make the Hummus:

  1. In the same food processor (no need to clean it after making the pesto), combine the drained chickpeas, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If the hummus is too thick, you can add a bit of water (about 1 tablespoon at a time) until you reach your desired consistency.

4. Combine Pesto and Hummus:

  1. Transfer about half of the prepared hummus to a serving bowl.
  2. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared pesto to the hummus. You can adjust the amount of pesto according to your preference for flavor and color.
  3. Gently swirl the pesto into the hummus using a spoon or a spatula, creating a marbled effect.

5. Garnish and Serve:

  1. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the hummus-pesto mixture.
  2. Handful of chick peas
  3. Sprinkle some basil leaves and coriander
  4. Sprinkle some chopped pistachio nuts on top for added crunch and flavor.
  5. Serve the hummus with pita bread, vegetable sticks, or your favorite crackers.

Enjoy your delicious Hummus with Pesto and Pistachio Nuts! It’s a flavorful twist on classic hummus that’s sure to be a hit at parties or as a delightful snack.