Smoked Almond Hummous with Fig Balsamic and Raisins

Smoked Almond Hummous with Fig Balsamic and Raisins

Smoked Almond Hummous with Fig Balsamic and Raisins

We all have our favourite go-to snacks, and in our house it is definitely hummous. Over the years I have been playing with this most versatile of dips, and have have a number of versions that I love; but this recipe has surpassed them all, thanks to Donna Hay Magazine, issue #84. I have been making it for all of the recent gatherings and so I have a few tips. Be sure to buy good quality (hickory) smoked almonds. Some brands are insanely salty, and just outright unpleasant. Next, leave it overnight! Like so many things, this hummous tastes better the next day. Also, the original recipe called for vincotto, a specialty item that is hard to find around here, so I substituted a fig balsamic reduction (glaze), much to my wonder and delight! Can you say awesome?? Be sure to leave the bottle on the table, as your guests will want to top up the bowl as the balsamic reduction gets gobbled up. Lastly, the original recipe called for currants, but I like the hit of sweet against the salt of the almonds, so I use raisins instead. And I don’t like the seediness of the currants.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my friends and family. I will be bringing it over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, and to Foodie FriDIY, and Saucy Saturdays.

My new favourite hummus recipe!

My new favourite hummus recipe!

Smoked Almond Hummous with Fig Balsamic and Raisins

  • Difficulty: Super Easy
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Ingredients:

1-400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

½ cup smoked almonds, plus extra, chopped to serve

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon tahini

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/3 cup water

sea salt and cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons dried raisins or currants

fig balsamic reduction or vincotto

olive oil for drizzling

Method:

Place the chickpeas, almonds, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, water, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth.

Place in a serving bowl and top with the currants and extra almonds. Drizzle with fig balsamic and olive oil to serve.

Serve with a good quality chewy bread!

Serve with a good quality chewy bread!

 

 

29 Responses to “Smoked Almond Hummous with Fig Balsamic and Raisins”

  1. Les

    Looks yummy ! I have been making hummous here too .. YOURS looks better !!! LOL . Vincotto – probably along Commercial Drive or Bosa’s.
    Happy Canada Day !!

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    • chefjulianna

      Thanks Les! I never thought of Commercial Drive or Bosa’s. I have a bit more time on my hands now, so I should go on a hunt one day! 🙂 Happy Canada Day to you too!

      Reply
  2. Anika J

    What a good idea to add smoked almonds! I am in Greece now and eating a lot of hummus and fava. We add tahini and lemon and sometimes cashews, but adding smoked almonds is a great idea!! Yummmmm!

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    • chefjulianna

      Wow! How perfect, Hilda! I think you’re going to love it! It’s a great pot-luck dish.😊 happy Canada Day to you!

      Reply
  3. Gail

    So happy to get this recipe! It was delicious when you made it – wish me luck!

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    • chefjulianna

      Haha! I was thinking of you Gail, as I posted this! I know it will taste awesome in your accomplished hands! Happy Canada Day to you! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Elaine @ foodbod

    This sounds so interesting, definitely one to try 😀😀😀 as you know I’ve added everything and the kitchen sink to homous, but never smoked almonds! X

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  5. michelleoblogoff

    Now I’m hungry! Fig Balsamic?!?! SOLD!
    Thanks! 😀Michelle

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    • chefjulianna

      It is soooo good, Michelle! For that matter, my bottle of fig balsamic is getting really low, due to this recipe! Time for another bottle! 😀

      Reply
  6. Sandhya

    We love hummus and eat it by the tons at our house.The balsamic reduction drizzle sounds absolutely heavenly!

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    • chefjulianna

      Hi Sandhya! I think once you start, you will become addicted like we did! It’s was an awesome discovery! 🙂

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      • Sandhya

        I am sure we will! Sounds scrumptious! I will try it soon.

    • chefjulianna

      Hi Patty! Yes, it is a match made in heaven, and so easy to whip up! Hope you are having an awesome summer! 😀

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  7. Angie | Fiesta Friday

    Awesome! But not sure I’ve had smoked almonds, but still…awesome! I just know it. ‘Coz I’m a great cook, so I know a great recipe when I read one. Haha, the great cook part is a joke, but the great recipe part is dead serious!

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    • chefjulianna

      Haha, Angie, you are a great cook! We all know it! 🙂 Smoked almonds are easy to find… look for hickory smoked almonds in packages or bulk. Hope you’re enjoying the summer!

      Reply
  8. Nadia

    Oh my! That sounds so decadent. We cannot get smoked almonds here, so I will try with regular, Won’t be as good but with that balsamic glaze, I am sure it will be delicious.

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  9. chefjulianna

    Hey Nadia, glad you like the sound of this recipe. If you can’t get smoked almonds, why don’t you try some that are roasted in some spices that you love. I think that would be amazing too! Good luck! 😀

    Reply
  10. petra08

    Oh Julianna, just the headline made me drool! I love hummous and so rarely make my own, I am not sure why and clearly this needs to change! I absolutely love the combination of flavours going on! 🙂

    Reply

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