Chestnut hummus

Make some festive hummus, using chestnuts in place of the usual chickpeas. Serve with crudités for an easy Christmas starter, snack or buffet addition

  • Prep:5 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 160
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 180g vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • pitta crisps and vegetable crudités, to serve


  1. Take one chestnut from the pack and set aside. Tip the rest of the chestnuts into a blender or smoothie maker with the lemon juice, garlic, oil and a little freshly boiled water from the kettle. Season. Blitz to a smooth purée, then spoon into a bowl or spread over four plates.

  2. Finely grate over the reserved chestnut, then serve with pitta crisps and vegetable crudités.

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