In the Kitchen: Brazil Nut Hummus

Brazil Nut Hummus

This savory and easy hummus, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Organic Brazil Nuts, will make itself at home on your football party buffet or in your gym bag as a post workout protein boost with veggies or pita chips. Smooth-textured Organic Brazil Nuts are the secret ingredient in this nutritious and filling alternative to other high-fat dips and spreads. Throw on your favorite team jersey, tune in to that game and give yourself extra cheers to yourself for feeding your friends and family well!

Yields: about 2 ½  cups of hummus, serves 8-12

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup Bella Viva Orchards’ Organic Brazil Nuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
1 14.5 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup water (more, if a thinner consistency is desired)

Toppings:

Olive oil, to drizzle
Ground paprika, seeds or basil, to sprinkle
Special equipment: food processor or blender

Instructions:

In the bowl of a food processor, place all ingredients except for toppings. Blend until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Add more water, a little at a time, if a thinner texture is desired.

Place the hummus in a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little paprika and other garnishes. Serve with fresh raw veggies or pita chips.

This hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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