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Chestnut Hummus

D'Artagnan | Yield: 6 - 8 | Cook Time: 10 minutes
Traditional hummus is a healthful and delicious dish, but replace standard chickpeas with chestnuts for a richer, creamier paste while upping the health ante too. Chestnuts are packed vitamin C, potassium, copper and magnesium, amino acids, antioxidants, and have high levels of essential fatty acids. Eat up!
Easy Chestnut Hummus Recipe - D'Artagnan

Ingredients

  • 2 packs of Ready-to-Use Chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup tahini paste
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ¾ -1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup Jean Reno Black Fruity Olive Oil, plus some for drizzling
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ - 1 tsp chile powder, to taste
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika for topping
  • ½ tsp sumac plus ¼ tsp for topping
  • 1 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Finely chop parsley and set aside.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender. Pureé until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add more water until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Place in a shallow bowl. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle smoked paprika, sumac and chopped parsley in circular patterns before serving. Serve with crudités, pita bread, tortilla chips, or your favorite hummus accompaniment.