Scallion and Roasted Pine Nut Hummus



  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion, divided
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • 4 whole-wheat pita breads, cut into 32 wedges
  • Green onion slices (optional)


  1. Place the pine nuts in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Toast for 3-4 minutes or until lightly brown, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Drain the chickpeas through a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Place the chickpeas, 1/4 cup green onions, and next five ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the reserved liquid and process into a smooth paste. If the mixture is too thick, add water until desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and add salt, if desired. Stir in the pine nuts and remaining green onions. Garnish with more sliced green onions, if desired. Serve at room temperature with the pita bread wedges.


2 cups

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  • Nutrition Tip

    Some evidence indicates that phyto-estrogens, compounds found in foods such as soy, may reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.

    Legumes, like the chickpeas used in this recipe, are great sources of protein and dietary fiber. It's the dietary fiber content of legumes that researchers say can help reduce the risks of cancer and help lower cholesterol and promote bowel regularity.

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