This walnut hummus is a tasty little snack that can be whipped up in absolutely no time (about 15 minutes, tops!). It’s so simple, yet so good, and is even packed with lots of nutrition – full of protein and healthy fats, it will help stave off hunger in the most deliciously healthy way. Serve this with pita chips, veggies, and a garnish of chopped walnuts, parsley, some black sesame seeds, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Toasted Walnut Hummus [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chickpea
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Black sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  • Assorted raw vegetables, for serving
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Preparation

  1. Preheat a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the walnuts and toast until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and allow to cool. Roughly chop, reserving a little bit for garnish.
  2. Add the chickpeas, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, walnut oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper to the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Process on high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed before processing again.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining walnuts, parsley, black sesame seeds, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Serve immediately with raw vegetables, or refrigerate for later use.
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