Pistachio Hummus

Pistachio Hummus

Pistachio Hummus is a healthy and delicious dip or sandwich spread!

Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

Did you know that pistachios are one of the big food trends of 2015?  Crazy huh?  Those little green nuts are finally coming in handy.

Not only are they a big food trend, they are the star of this tasty Pistachio Hummus.

Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt

It’s super simple to throw together in a little food chopper or food processor. <–amazon links

Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt

The finished product really lets green pistachios shine.

And just for your treasure box of foodie knowledge, pistachios are rich in protein and have heart healthy fats!

Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt

Making this dish is not only pretty and tasty but also good for you!

Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt


Pistachio Hummus - a delicous twist on humus! Perfect for a dip or sandwich/ Running in a Skirt

Pistachio Hummus

Julie Wunder
Pistachio Hummus is a healthy and delicious dip or sandwich spread!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup water or tahini
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil leaves


  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor.
  • If you are using a smaller chopper, start with the chick peas and oil. Next add the water/ tahini and pistachios. Finish with the garlic, lemon, salt, pepper and basil.
  • Serve with fresh vegetables or pita. Also works as a sandwich spread.


If you can't find tahini, water will also work! You will just miss that sesame paste flavor!
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m sharing a workout that is perfect for this new season.

I’m sharing this recipe roundup for Foodie Friday, Meatless Monday with Tina and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and the Weekend Potluck.  Also Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen,FoodFriDIYDelicious Dish Tuesday and What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

What is your favorite nut?

What is your favorite flavor of hummus?

By | 2018-06-28T14:19:30-04:00 October 6th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|40 Comments


  1. […] crazy versatile making it perfect for a sandwich spread of even a dip.  You can make a classic version, a sweet version, or turn it up a notch with my Buffalo Hummus recipe which will totally knock your […]

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  3. Sarah October 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Genius! Love pistachios and can’t say I’ve ever had or thought of them in a hummus!

    • JulieWunder October 13, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Thanks Sarah! I was trying to think outside the box!

  4. Miz Helen October 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We love Pistachio’s and great idea to incorporate them with the peas. This looks like a delicious Hummus. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes October 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I love pistachios, definitely going to try this. I like to just eat them out of the jar, but I’ve also made a similar fish recipe except I used cod, and OMG is it good!

  6. [email protected] October 8, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I only recently (like in the past year) discovered how wonderful pistachios are! Pistachio hummus sounds just plain ‘ol amazing! Now, to find some pistachios…

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks Erin! I hope they have pistachios across the pond!

  7. Andrea October 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    So close to having all the ingredients for this and just ran out of hummus. My favorite kind of hummus is usually anything not store bought 🙂

  8. Rachel @ A Forever Change October 7, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Pistachio Hummus sounds AMAZING!!! Love all of these ideas!

  9. Lo @ Travel the Unbeaten Path October 7, 2015 at 12:19 am - Reply

    My friend and I were JUST talking about Pistachio ice cream! Totally on trend haha! These look great, and as a fan of homemade hummus, I’m going to have to try that recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love pistachios! Where do you find the raw pistachios?

  11. Jess @hellotofit October 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Mmm I love pistachio foods. Especially pistachio gelato ;). Loving the carrots with the hummus! Such a yummy combo.

  12. Runaway Bridal Planner October 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Looks fabulous! I love Pistachio’s, but for some reason have only ever eaten them around Christmas time:) I think that is because usually at least one or two neighbors brings them with their neighbor gifts:) I will have to hang on to this to try, this sound great!!!

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - Reply

      They do seem kind of festive! Just made me think that this would look nice on a Christmas display.

  13. Beverley @ sweaty&fit October 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    pistachios are the best nut hands DOWN!! love this idea of mixing into hummus. i will have to try this soon 🙂

  14. Sam @ PancakeWarriors October 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve never thought to add pistachios to hummus but now I’m intrigued!! Sounds amazing, I just adore hummus!

  15. Annette @ Sweating Through Life October 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t eat pistachios, or many other nuts for that matter. When they started becoming sort of a “craze,” I couldn’t really understand why. But everyone seems to like them a lot, so I imagine they are loving this recipe!!!

  16. Gretchen | Gretchruns October 6, 2015 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I LOVE Pistachios. They’re probably my favorite nut..so delicious! I will definitely have to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Pragati // Simple Medicine October 6, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I grew up eating pistachios and I love this recipe. Very creative!

  18. [email protected] October 6, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Julie, you are so creative! Pistachios in hummus?!? I love it! I really like pistachios, but almost never buy them (because I’m lazy and don’t want to shell them).
    I think my favorite nut is the hazelnut, but they are crazy expensive!

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

      They have them at Trader Joes– just the “nut meat.” Shelling them takes way too long! 🙂

  19. Super creative to add the pistachios into hummus yum! Thanks for linking up with us today

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 6, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Pistachios are my favorite nut. I’ve done pistachio pesto before, but I’ve not tried pistachio hummus! Great Idea!

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thanks Suz! Trying to think outside of the box 🙂

  21. Blane Sherer October 6, 2015 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I eat pistachios pretty often. I buy a bag per week.
    I bet lots of folks will like these recipes.

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