Toasty Walnut Hummus with Pita

Toasty Walnut Hummus with Pita

This delicious garbanzo bean spread is complimented with the flavor of toasty walnuts.


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Serves: 24 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins

Yield: 24 x small spoonfuls (or makes about 2 cups)

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  • 1/2 cup California walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp walnut oil (or olive/canola)
  • 1 garlic clove, quartered
  • 1 can (14 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 (6-inch) pita bread (pita pocket bread), cut into eighths, toasted


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

Combine toasted walnuts with oil and garlic and puree in food processor or blender until smooth. Add garbanzo beans, orange zest, orange juice, salt, and pepper and continue to blend to an even, smooth consistency. Adjust seasoning if necessary.


Serve hummus in small serving bowl alongside toasted pita bread or with crudités.

Can use leftover hummus as bread spread in a sandwich. It can also be served with tabboulleh and grilled or roasted vegetables for a complete vegetarian meal.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Walnut Marketing Board/California Walnut Commission -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 93 cals
Kilojoules 389 kJ
Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Carbohydrates 13.0 g
Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 0.4 g
Protein 3.0 g
Calcium 6.0 mg
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