You can use any mix of raw nuts that you like in this recipe. You can also add some sunflower seeds, pepitas or chia seeds too if you like. I like to include just one variety of roasted unsalted nut for some added flavour.
This is a lovely spread that far surpasses the unhealthy version of hazelnut chocolate spread in the supermarkets. You can use raw unsalted macadamia nuts or more roasted hazelnuts instead of almonds if you like. This recipe is made to my taste and you might like to make it sweeter or more chocolatey. I love to have this on a slice of gluten free sourdough toast with my protein + berry smoothie at brekky.
It is a very good idea to mix around the nuts you eat because too much of the same food can cause food intolerances. In fact, that's what inspired my latest nut spread recipes - I was overdoing the almond and brazil nut spread and tested positive to intolerances to both nuts. So meet my latest divine creation - I'm particularly excited about this one! You can buy shelled unsalted pistachio from good health food stores, some supermarkets and, in Perth, Kakulas Sisters in Fremantle.
Hummus is an ideal vegetarian addition to meals, sandwiches, appetiser plates and for snacks. This hummus teams really well with avocado and sliced cooked beetroot. You can also serve it with vegetable sticks or rice crackers as a dip.