Chestnut Hummus with Herbed Pita Chips

Written by chanie on October 24th, 2013

Unless you are living in a cave somewhere far away (in which case you probably don’t have wifi), you’ve probably read about all the Thanksgivukkah hype. That’s right – it’s got it’s own name. By unusual coincidence, the first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year. Apparently, this has not happened since 1888 an won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. Yes – seventy thousand years. Is that a cause for celebration? Well, why the heck not?

This whole Thanksgivukkah thing has taken the internet, and the world really, by storm. They’re making t-shirts, developing websites, and most of all – cooking up recipes that merge the “gobble, gobble” with the “latke’le latke’le”.

I couldn’t imagine being left out of the Thankgivukkah foodie frenzy. I mean, who would turn down the opportunity to converge some of the classic Thanksgiving flavors with Jewish/Chanukah themes?

I’ve got some fun recipes up my blogger sleeve, but in the meantime – we’ll start with this amazing sweet and creamy chestnut hummus. I decided to combine hummus and pita – traditional Israeli foods, with chestnuts and stuffing spices – traditional Thanksgiving flavors – to create this delicious appetizer. The chestnuts add a wonderful hint of sweetness to the hummus, while the savory stuffing spices create an addictive crunchy chip you’ll want to make again and again!

If you’ve ever roasted a turkey or made stuffing for Thanksgiving, you’re probably familiar with all of the delicious herbs and spices that are so often used. Sage, rosemary, and thyme are perfect compliments to roasted turkey, and apparently, to pita chips as well!

Related recipes:

roasted garlic hummus with “everything” pita chips
thanksgiving turkey roulade with 5-minute stuffing

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  1. Wow, such a great idea. I love chestnuts and I bet it would make a great hummus. I have to find some things to bring to my sister in law this year and this is now on the list.

  2. Debbie says:

    This is a delicious (and addictive) snack! Tried and tested, yum! Thank you!

  3. Ronnie Fein says:

    I am in love with this idea and it’s only 7 a.m. but I am already thinking about hors d’oeuvre.

  4. Chestnuts have such a great flavor and concentrating them into a dip with all those other spices and add in…sounds delicious!

  5. So creative! And looks delicious! Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeves :)

  6. Yael says:

    Just made it, tastes great!
    One question why is it called Chummus when there are no chick peas involved

  7. Wow, I love a dip full of Thanksgiving flavors. I’m wondering what brand/type of chestnuts that you used. Did you get the ones off the cart in the streets of New York? Or Melissa’s Produce now makes one that is sold in the refrigerated case. But the cart ones are drier. I’m trying to duplicate what you made and wondering which chestnuts to buy. Thanks.

  8. Catherine says:

    I made this for Thanksgiving this year. Everyone loved it! I couldn’t find pre-cooked chestnuts so I have to say that peeling them was a labor-intensive:( The rest was super-easy. Also, I would recommend making it the day before you plan to serve so the garlic has time to mellow. Thanks for the recipe!


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