Overhead shot of a small white bowl with pine nut hummus, set inside of a larger white bowl with toasted pita chips, cucumber slices, red pepper slices - all set on gray and white napkins.

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Toasted Pine Nut Hummus combines my favorite nut with garbanzo beans, tahini paste, garlic, lemon, and spices. Taking the skin off the garbanzo beans is worth the time because it gets really creamy. SO good, and healthy too!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword toasted pine nut hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 361 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 15 oz. garbanzo beans - drained and peeled
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 large lemon - freshly squeezed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 Tablespoons pine nuts - toasted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Everything But The Bagel Spice - divided
  • 6-8 Tablespoons cold water
  • swirl of olive oil - to serve
  • toasted pita chips, misc veggies - to serve


  1. Drain the garbanzo beans. Peel the skin off one at a time (using your thumb and first two fingers), and add beans to food processor.

  2. Add tahini paste, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, salt, onion powder, 2 Tablespoons of the pine nuts, 1/2 teaspoon of the Everything But The Bagel Spice, and about half of the water. Pulse until smooth.

  3. Add water as needed to thin. I ended up using more water than I thought I would need, because I like it really smooth.

  4. Spoon hummus into a bowl to serve. Give the top a couple of swirls of olive oil, and then top with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of pine nuts plus 1/2 teaspoon of the Everything But the Bagel Spice. Serve with veggies and pita chips.

Recipe Notes

  1. Peeling the skin off of the garbanzo beans is necessary to get a creamy texture.
  2. Adding the cold water is what makes the hummus ultra creamy and light. Use the amount that makes the consistency right for you.
  3. You can adjust the spices to your liking, or add others. If you don't have the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, try a combination of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onion, and minced garlic.
  4. Reserve some toasted pine nuts for the top.
Nutrition Facts
Toasted Pine Nut Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.