Spring Fresh Pistachio Hummus

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For our Canvas anniversary, Megan and I celebrated in style at Terrain, the Palo Alto Anthropologie cafe. It was a fun treat for a light bite post trend shopping and to a take moment to be inspired. Megan recommended ordering the pistachio hummus and I'm so glad she did! We were both instantly smitten. This spurred a little online research on my part to try and recreate it at home.

The recipe below is based two trial versions of Pistachio Hummus I made inspired by a traditional hummus recipe and infused with pistachio goodness from a SF Local, The Healthy Maven. I opted for Meyer Lemon juice for spring since it's a little softer on the delicate pistachio flavor and upped the pistachio and garlic quantity to enhance the flavor. The Antro Hummus version had a little more water, oil, and parmesan for a smoother consistency. I have a few non-dairy friends, so I wanted something everyone could enjoy, but feel free to adopt the recipe according to your taste.

Stay stylish,

K&M


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INGREDIENTS

1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3/4 cup raw unsalted shelled pistachios + ¼ cup coarsely chopped

4 garlic cloves

2 T extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup water (divided)

2 T Tahini (optional)

2 Meyer lemons juiced, 1/8 tsp zest

Salt and pepper, to taste


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INSTRUCTIONS

In a food processor add garlic cloves pulce until diced. Add 1/2 cup pistachios, olive oil and HALF of water. Process until a creamy paste is formed.

Add in chickpeas, Meyer lemon juice, Tahini, the remainder of reserved pistachios and water. Process until a smooth and fluffy consistency is reached but you can still see flecks of pistachios.

Serve with a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and drizzle of olive oil. Serve with pepper flatbread, lavash, veggies or a side of strawberries.

Recipe makes roughly 2 cups.

 

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Posted on April 11, 2018 and filed under Stylish Living.