Toasty Walnut Hummus

  • Yield: 24 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


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


  1. Toast walnuts in 350F oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool to room temperature.

  2. Combine toasted walnuts with oil and garlic and puree in food processor or blender until smooth.

  3. Add chickpeas, orange zest, orange juice, salt and pepper and continue to blend to an even, smooth consistency.  Adjust seasoning if necessary.

  4. Serve hummus in small serving bowl alongside toasted whole grain crackers and carrot strips. 


Recipe courtesy of Alisa Demarco, Student, The Culinary Institute of America

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 90
  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Potassium 65mg
  • Carbohydrate 13g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 4%