Hummus With Toasted Pine Nuts, Cumin Seeds and Parsley Oil

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Recipe: #1370

October 25, 2011

"Hummus is so common today it's almost become a little boring. Not this version! The starchiness of the chickpeas is counteracted by the sharpness of the parsley oil. Plus the bright green oil makes for an great presentation. Found this recipe in The Gourmet Cookbook."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.9 g)
  • Calories 638.9
  • Total Fat - 54.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 19.1 mg
  • Sodium - 398.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 32.9 g
  • Calcium - 47.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a food processor or blender puree 1/4 cup parsley with 1/4 cup oil oil. Strain oil through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing hard on the solids;discard solids. Set aside.

Step 2

Toast pine nuts and cumin seeds in a small pan in the oven until golden brown (about 8 minutes); stir occasionally. Let cool.

Step 3

Combine 1/2 cup chickpeas with garlic in a food processor until garlic is finely minced. Add tahini, water, lemon juice, salt, remaining chick-peas, and remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and puree until smooth.

Step 4

Strip leaves from remaining parsley sprigs for garnish

Step 5

Divide hummus between two shallow dishes and smooth tops. Drizzle with parsley oil and scatter parsley leaves, pine nuts and cumins seeds over tops.

Step 6

Salt to taste and serve with pita toast.

Step 7

NOTE: Hummus and parsley oil can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated. Be sure to bring the oil to room temperature before using.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews

Sue Lau

I didn't get as much green effect out of the parsley oil as I expected, but this is still packed with yummy hummus flavor, and is perfectly thick without any adjustment. We quite enjoyed!


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(22 Apr 2013)

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