Christmas Chestnut Hummous
- Under 10 minutes to prepare
- 1 large tub
- Can be frozen
- How to make
250g roasted chestnuts (pre-roasted in pack or roast your own)
1 clove garlic
1 lemon juice
5 sage leaves
60ml extra virgin olive oil
How to make
Blitz the chestnuts in a food processor until they form a fine powder, then add all the other ingredients and blitz until smooth. Add additional water to thin the hummous if desired
This makes a very smooth hummous, if you would prefer a little more texture blitz the chestnuts at the same time as everything else, leaving some chestnut pieces through the hummous. This will give your little ones an interesting texture to explore, however they may prefer a smoother, slightly thinner paste
Serve with home-made cheese canes or spread on crusty bread or other savoury biscuits. It’s also good with vegetable crudities such as carrot and cucumber sticks. This Christmas hummous can also be put into clean jars and tied with ribbon to be given as a lovely home-made gift along side our cheese canes recipe.
It’s also worth noting that hummous of any kind is always very garlicky when it is first made. If your little ones find this taste too strong, try leaving the tub in the fridge over night, and try it again the next day. The taste will have mellowed considerably. Just a thin spreading of this goes a long way, so it’s worth dividing it up into portions and freezing. It will last in the fridge for up to 3 days, then in the freezer for a month.