Maple/Walnut Hummus

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Credit: Clemson University's Culinary Nutrition Undergraduate Student Research Group
Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, May 2011


1 cup walnut halves
1 (15½ oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup maple syrup
2 T. unsweetened applesauce
1 t. fresh lime juice
½ t. orange zest
½ t. cinnamon
3 apples, sliced


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts on baking sheet; toast in oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature. Place toasted walnuts, chickpeas, orange juice, maple syrup, applesauce, lime juice, orange zest and cinnamon in food processor; process until smooth. Serve with apple slices.


12 ¼-cup servings


Appetizer, Chef & Child, Vegetarian

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