Toasted Walnut Hummus

Toasted Walnut Hummus
California Walnuts
  • Yield: 8 servings


1/2cup California walnuts
3tablespoons walnut oil
1clove garlic, quartered
1 14-ounce can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2teaspoon orange zest
1/4cup orange juice
1teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper


  1. Toast walnuts in 350°F 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 pita bread or with a variety of colorful raw vegetables.

This recipe was republished with permission from the California Walnut Board. It originally appeared as Toasted Walnut Hummus.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 143
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Sodium 403mg
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 3g