Pistachio Humus

By Chef Anthony Michael Contrino

Pistachio Hummus



3/4 cup American-grown pistachios, divided

2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

1 15-ounce can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Tahini

2 tablespoons Parsley leaves

Juice of half a lemon


Pomegranate arils, for serving


Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F. Place the pistachios onto a sheet pan and bake until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes. 

Place 1/2 cup of the hot pistachios into a mini food processor. Add the oil and process, scraping the sides as needed, until a paste forms. Add the chickpeas, tahini, parsley, lemon juice and 1/2 cup of cold water. Process until smooth, adding up to an additional 1/2 cup of water, to achieve desired consistency. Season generously with salt and pulse to combine. 

Transfer the hummus to a bowl and use a spoon to create wells. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil into the wells. Rough chop the remaining pistachios. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios and pomegranate arils over the hummus. Serve with crudité or pita chips.

More Recipes From This Chef

This is hands down my new favorite way to prepare shrimp! The crust is simple and doesn’t overwhelm the sweet shrimp like a heavy batter sometimes does. You don’t need to buy the biggest shrimp, and frozen shrimp works great too. I love to serve this shrimp alongside rice with a
Spring rolls are actually really easy to make. I love them as a fresh side dish for the warmer months. You can even get your family to help and everyone can make their own! You can also add some shrimp or shredded chicken. Don’t forget the dipping sauce, it's half the fun!