Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Pickled Walnut and Avocado Hummus


This January my pledge is to cook and eat extra healthy. I have been making sure that I prepare varied lunches for my family with the fresh ingredients. One of my family's most frequent lunch box item is wraps with different types of fillings. The base of my wraps is always a spread or dip of some sort topped with roasted vegetables, salad, grilled haloumi, tofu or mushrooms. The combinations are numerous and you can create a filling for each persons preferences.

Hummus is my favorite dip, its really versatile and you can use it as a spread too. I enjoy experimenting by adding new flavors to the basic hummus recipe to create variety. This is how this amazing Pickled Walnut and Avocado Hummus was created. The Opies pickled walnuts are my new discovery, if you have not tried them trust me once you do you will be hooked. I add them to salads, soups, pasta dishes to give the dish texture and a unique pickled flavour too.
Yield: 1 bowl

Pickled Walnut and Avocado Hummus

Delicious and creamy Avocado and Chickpeas dip flavoured with pickled walnuts
prep time: 15 minscook time: total time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

For Hummus
  • 1 400g can precooked chick peas  
  • 2-3 Opies Pickled Walnuts(finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid from the pickled walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons of chick pea water from the cooked chick peas
  • 2 ripe Avocado  
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red chilli finely diced
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes(Optional)
  • 6 springs fresh coriander 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin oil for drizzle
  • 2 springs fresh Coriander finely chopped for garnish

Instructions


  1.  Drain the chickpeas and reserve liquid.
  2.  Juice the two lemons 
  3.  Peel and dice the avocado and drizzle them with a little lemon juice to stop them discolouring.
  4. Peel and finely chop the three walnuts and keep aside
  5.  In the food processor, add the drained chickpeas with 4 tablespoons of chickpea liquid.
  6. Add the avocado reserving about 1 tablespoon for garnish.
  7. Add the fresh coriander, red chilli, salt, black pepper, walnut pickling liquid, 4 tablespoons lemon juice and olive oil. Blend the mixture to a smooth paste.If the mixture is too stiff add a little more of the reserved chickpea liquid to get the desired consistency
  8. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the chilli flakes. Keep about a tablespoonful of the chopped  pickled walnuts  for garnish and fold the remaining  in. (Do not blend the walnuts in the food processor as the hummus will change colour)Also the chopped walnuts add a nice texture to the smooth hummus.
  9. Transfer the Pickled walnut and Avocado hummus to a serving bowl, garnish with the remaining chopped walnuts, reserved chopped avocado, chopped coriander and pomegranate seeds. Finish off with a drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil

NOTES:

This Pickled Walnut and Avocado Hummus can be served as a dip with vegetable crudites, tortilla chips or used as a spread for sandwiches, wraps and rolls.
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40 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! Would try out this recipe.

    Regards
    vimal
    https://riseupvt.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am sure you will enjoy it, do leave feed back here to let me know your thoughts once you have tried it.

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  2. I'd love to eat the hummus with some tortilla chips for sure! I love how you garnish it and add the drip of oilve oil. It sure is so healthy.

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    1. Yes we all like to eat with our eyes having food that looks appetising certainly makes the difference.

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  3. I love this, just fort some avocados yesterday so I am so. Making this. I love them.

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    1. The avocado really add creminess to the recipe, make sure they are ripe.

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  4. Oh yum! I just recently decided I like avocado so now I'm always looking for new ways to have it. This looks great

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    1. You will love this combination its really tasty.

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  5. Ooo what a great flavor. I just love hummus, but I've never tried it like this. I am so going to!

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    1. You will love it, its become my favorite too.

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  6. I'd love to try pickled walnuts. I do love the flavour of the walnuts and I'm curious about how they taste pickled. I also love hummus, especially that you can add so many flavours to it.

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    1. You can get them in most major supermarkets such as Tesco, Waitrose,Ocado and Sainsburys.

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  7. This looks so delicious and healthy, I will definitely this weekend, can't wait! Will let you know how it goes.

    Chad
    www.mosaicslab.com

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    1. Looking forward to your feedback. I am sure you will love it.

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  8. I love avocado hummus, but I've never tried it with pickled walnut. I'll need to try it out at the weekend! It looks really delicious! :)

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    1. The walnuts add the extra texture nad the brine from the walnuts do add that slight pickled flavour to the hummus.

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  9. I'm such a fan of hummus. The flavors in this one really intrigue me.

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    1. When I was doing a testing recipe my family were a little doubtful but trust me they devoured the bowl in seconds.

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  10. This looks great! This would be a hit in my house at lunchtimes as we are always looking for new lunch ideas :)

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    1. Its great as a spread on toast or wraps as well as a dip.

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  11. Pickled walnuts sounds interesting. Your recipe sounds so scrumptious and we are a tortilla family. I love chick peas but I am not a big fan of hummus. I do love baba ganoush so I will give this a try.

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  12. Wow, this sounds delicious. My wife and I have been on a health kick lately and this is a recipe she will definitely want to try. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I'm up for all things healthy this year! Def gonna try this recipe. Im a huge fan of hummus too! :)

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  14. This looks absolutely delicious! I am a sucker for Avocado anything really and this would be an amazing addition to lunchtime, snacks... really any time of the day!

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  15. This looks yummy, thanks for the recipe I'm going to try this out.

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  16. Annemarie LeBlanc24 January 2019 at 20:06

    I'd love to make this and we'd most probably use it as a dip. My children are always wanting to try some new dips. They sometimes create their own which does not really look appetizing even if they say it is "yummy."

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  17. Ooh I love anything with avocados! Looks so yummy.

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  18. This would make a great recipe for veganuary! I can't wait to try it out!

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  19. looks so delicious and healthy, i would love to try this dish. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe.

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  20. I am always looking for new ways to making sandwich fillings and this hummus would be perfect especially with the crunchy walnuts.

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  21. Guess what? I make hummus all the time and this week I made one with chickpeas too and thought...hmmm I need to start making more variations. THIS I will try (and have bookmarked this page) as I am desperate to get walnuts into my kids' diet somehow!

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  22. Sounds delicious, avocados are one of my favorite things to eat! I need to give this recipe a try, thanks for sharing!

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  23. I have only recently started enjoying avocado and hummus happens to be my favorite dip! So this combo from the looks of it seems exciting. Definitely trying it this weekend :D

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  24. Pickled walnut? I think it's new to me. Walnuts and avocados are incredible food as they contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, and it's something that I can't say no to.

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  26. I need to try pickled walnuts! Adore making hummus and so this must be so good together!

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  27. Oh wow! I love the look and sound of this! I love avocado, hummus and walnuts. A fantastic combination. Delicious!

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  28. Wow.. this is something worth trying as it is a combination of two favourite dips that we always have .. hummus and avocado. .. and hubby dear loves walnuts too.

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  29. I love hummus and this is a variant I have to try. It looks so good.

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  30. I love avaocado and i love hummu so i need try this. thanks!

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