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Hummus- the perfect food for any occasion! Hummus is one of those dishes/recipes that are so fun to make. You can swap around ingredients and spices and have an endless world of flavors and textures. This recipe is my pistachio hummus. The pistachio flavor is mild at first- but really comes through the next day. If you plan on making this for a party, let it sit for a day!

From Plant-Based on a Budget: This delicious hummus recipe has been our life long friend and we are delighted to share with you yet another finger-licking version of this spread. This Pistachio Hummus is, as expected, amazing.

Nutrient-Packed Pistachios

Pistachio nuts are so much more than a quick snack! They are full of healthy fats, digestion aiding fiber, and filling protein. Another strong point for these nuts is if it’s Vitamin B6 you’re after then pistachios are one of the foods with the highest concentration of it. Pretty mighty for a tiny nut, right?

These little nuts are not one of the latest superfood fads, people have been eating these for a while. Since 7000 BC to be exact. So it seems their unmistakable flavor and high nutritious benefits have been known and appreciated for centuries.

A bowl of pistachio hummus topped with cilantro and olive oil.

Green Pistachio Hummus

One of the things we love the most about this Pistachio Hummus is that it is a super simple recipe and it uses very few ingredients while sounding fancy at the same time. The word pistachio does the trick even though they can be fairly inexpensive, especially if you buy the snack version which is salted and roasted.

So, remember, next time you are planning a dinner party or a fancy appetizer platter, this is the hummus for you. It will delight your friends and keep them wondering.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Green Pistachio Hummus

5 from 23 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
A super tasty green Pistachio Hummus recipe to enjoy! You absolutely have to give this delicious fancy spread a try and spread the word!


  • 3/4 cup of pistachios (roasted/salted)
  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans (reserve the water)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons of tahini (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped parsley (for garnish)


  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the pistachios, reserved garbanzo bean water and oil. Wiz on high for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (minus the parsley), wiz for 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top of the hummus. Add a few pistachio pieces for a textural difference.


The pistachio flavor is mild at first- but really comes through the next day. If you plan on making this for a party, let it sit for a day!


Calories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Method: Food processor
Diet: Vegan
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David Sterkel

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  1. 5 stars
    Just made this one and it’s incredible!!! The subtle flavor of pistachio is so nice in this mix and yes, it needs all that cumin. Thought perhaps was a typo and should be 1 tsp. so went lightly. Added extra garlic and lemon to mine as well. Fab recipe!!