Roasted Pin Nut Hummus

Discover the Comforting Goodness of Chickpeas with This Delicious Hummus Recipe. Looking for a nutritious and comforting dish? This delightful hummus recipe, rich in lignans, helps balance estrogen levels naturally, provides relief from PMS cramps, and boosts your immune system. Enjoy the creamy texture and health benefits of this homemade hummus, by Naturopath Emi Hodgson. 


  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons hulled tahini
  • Squeeze of one lemon
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • Half a cup of pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold water
  • Lashings of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the Oven Set your oven to 180°C (fan-forced).
  2. Prepare the Garlic Trim the top off the garlic bulb, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and wrap in foil. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the garlic is golden and soft.
  3. Toast the Pine Nuts In a saucepan, toast the pine nuts with a bit of olive oil and salt over medium heat until they are fragrant and golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the Chickpeas Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then place them in a food processor.
  5. Combine Ingredients Add the roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and ice-cold water to the food processor with the chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Blend Blend all ingredients until smooth. Adjust the consistency with additional water or olive oil if needed.
  7. Serve Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and top with the toasted pine nuts for added crunch.
  8. Enjoy Serve this homemade hummus with fresh vegetables, pita bread, or use it as a spread on sandwiches. It's a versatile and healthy addition to any meal.

This hummus recipe not only tastes great but is also packed with health benefits. Chickpeas are an excellent source of lignans, which help balance estrogen levels and can provide relief from PMS cramps. Making hummus at home ensures you get all the benefits without any unwanted additives.

By incorporating roasted garlic and toasted pine nuts, this hummus recipe offers a flavourful twist on a classic dish. Whether you enjoy it as a snack or part of a meal, this hummus is sure to satisfy. Try making this hummus recipe next time you're in the mood for a healthy and delicious snack. Happy cooking!

Don't forget to share your hummus creations with us & Emi @organiik.byemi on Instagram. We'd love to see how you enjoy this delightful dish!

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