Recipe Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families

Barb’s Hazelnut Hummus

yield = 2 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reserving the liquid
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons liquid from the drained chickpeas1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon mashed and finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In a blender or food processor, combine the chickpeas, 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the drained chickpeas, hazelnut butter, lime juice, olive oil, chili oil, garlic and salt.  Blend until pureed. Adjust seasonings, adding additional chili oil, lime juice and salt to taste.  If it is too thick, add additional liquid  from the  drained chickpeas.

Nutrition Information (per 1 tablespoon): 40 calories, 1 gram protein, 2.5 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram dietary fiber, 3 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 60 milligrams sodium