• 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.