- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 cup shelled and roasted hazelnuts
- 2 T. sesame 'tahini' paste
- 2-3 T Hazelnut Oil
- 2 T pure maple syrup
- 2 T freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 t sea salt
- 1/4 t cayenne pepper
- 1/4 t ground cinnamon
- 1/4 t ground nutmeg
- 1/8 t smoked paprika
Using a heavy duty blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Spoon out into a serving dish and drizzle with hazelnut oil. Garnish with hazelnuts, if desired.
Makes enough to serve a small group (4-6 people) as an appetizer.
We love having this alongside warm half baked baguette on a cheese platter with some Hazelnut or Walnut spread and Marlborough wine.