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Baked Hummus

Baked Hummus 4.000

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Weeknight Vegetarian Mar 27, 2022

This might be a revelation, if you’ve never had warm hummus. The beauty is that it helps elevate even less-than-stellar store-bought hummus, but it is glorious with homemade. This serves 4 people as a main, with pita or any other flatbread, or 8 as an appetizer dip.

Active time: 10 mins; Total time: 35 mins

Make Ahead: Homemade hummus can be prepared and refrigerated for up to 1 week before you add the other ingredients and bake it.

Storage Notes: Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Rewarm before serving.

4 - 8

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Tested size: 4-8 servings

  • 3 cups store-bought hummus or Speedy Homemade Hummus (see related recipe)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons store-bought or homemade harissa (see related recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) pine nuts, toasted (may substitute slivered almonds)
  • Flatbreads, for serving

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Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.

Spoon the hummus into a 2-quart baking dish. Mix in half the chickpeas and smooth out the top.

In a bowl, toss the remaining chickpeas with the cherry tomatoes, harissa, oil, salt and pepper until everything is evenly coated. Pour the mixture on top of the hummus.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes have burst and become soft and slightly burnished on top. Sprinkle over the pine nuts and serve warm with flatbreads.

Recipe Source

Adapted from “Leon Happy One-Pot Vegetarian” by Rebecca Seal and Chantal Symons (Conran, 2022).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (1/2 cup hummus plus toppings), based on 8: 210

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 12g 18%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 324mg 14%

Total Carbohydrates: 20g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 6g 24%

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 8g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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