Chestnut Hummus with Herbed Pita Chips

Chestnut Hummus with Herbed Pita Chips

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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20 thoughts on “Chestnut Hummus with Herbed Pita Chips

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    Catherine

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