Walnut Spread

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Geema

A healthy appetizer or snack, and a departure from the more traditional hummus. The fresh basil really makes this recipe stand out.

Top Review by Mark Kovach

I prepared this exactly as the receipe suggests. I thought it would taste, well, more walnutty then it did. The beans and basil overpowered the sutle taste of the walnuts and they ended up as just a flavoring. Maybe Bead Dip with Walnut flavor would be a better name. I probably won't make this again as walnuts are expensive to use in a chip dip and the flavor wasn't worth the price.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender or food processor combine beans and 4 tablespoons of reserved liquid and the rest of the ingredients, except the tortillas and olive oil.
  2. Cover and blend until nearly smooth.
  3. Add a little more liquid if mixture seems stiff.
  4. Lightly oil a cookie sheet or two.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Cut the tortillas into 8-10 wedges and brush with olive oil.
  7. Bake on the cookie sheets for about 5-8 minutes or just until lightly colored and crisp.
  8. Serve the spread with the tortillas and some celery, carrot sticks and scallions for dipping.

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