Making Pistachio Hummus

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April 8, 2018

Pistachio Hummus on plate with cut vegetablesI've come up with a few hummus recipes where I replace the tahini with something else due to allergies or high cost, but this one is by far my favourite now. This hummus uses pistachios to replace the sesame paste and gives it an amazing flavour. I've also added green peas for colour, texture, and dimension. I urge you to try this recipe!


Some additions I've used and loved with this recipe: 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/2 a teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 of a bunch of chopped cilantro.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 can sweet peas, drained
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped


  1. In a food processor or blender, add 1/2 cup pistachios, olive oil and half of the water. Puree until it turns into a paste.
  2. blending Pistachios, olive oil and water
  3. Add chickpeas, peas, garlic cloves, and the rest of the water.
  4. adding garbanzo beans to blender

  5. Squeeze in lemon juice, about 2 tablespoons worth. Process until creamy. Add more water if it's too thick.
  6. squeezing lemon juice
  7. Stir in salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with chopped pistachios.
  8. adding crushed Pistachios to top of Hummus
  9. Serve with veggies or pita bread.
  10. Pistachio Hummus on plate with cut vegetables
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April 10, 20181 found this helpful

This sounds amazing. Pinned, Shared and Thumbs Up'ed!!

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April 10, 20181 found this helpful

Wow that sounds really yummy coming from a black bean hummus lover.Thank you for sharing and I have added pistachios to the shopping list.
Kindest regards,



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April 11, 20181 found this helpful

Some people have allergies to sesame or are doing a diet where it is excluded. It's nice to have options. I have a recipe for pumpkin seed hummus that I haven't tried yet but looks good.

You can substitute pistachios (or any other nut) for pine nuts in pesto too. I always think the green is really appropriate.

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April 11, 20181 found this helpful

I'd love to try a pumpkin seed hummus! I have a mild allergy with some tahini so this pistachio has worked well as a sub :)

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