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Hummus with Saint John truffle
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Hummus with Saint John truffle

Truffle Flavors to Elevate Traditional Houmous

Black truffle enhances this essential appetizer. Maison Balme's truffle houmous is the result of a gourmet recipe, perfect for enjoying with blinis or pita bread.


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How to Enjoy Saint Jean Truffle Houmous?

Serve the Saint Jean truffle houmous with fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks, cucumbers, and celery. Slices of pita bread or toasted bread also make excellent companions, adding a crispy texture that contrasts perfectly with the velvety smoothness of the houmous. For an elegant presentation at receptions, spread it on toasts or canapés garnished with fresh herbs.

Recipe Ideas for Cooking with Truffle Houmous

  • - Truffle Pita: Generously spread truffle houmous on pita bread quarters or slices of toasted bread, then top with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves;
  • - Mediterranean Bowl: Use Saint Jean truffle houmous as a base in a Mediterranean bowl. Add olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, crumbled feta, and chickpeas;
  • - Truffle Bruschetta: Spread truffle houmous on slices of grilled baguette. Add diced tomatoes, parmesan shavings, and a drizzle of olive oil;
  • - Truffle Pizza: Use truffle houmous as a base for a pizza. Add sautéed mushrooms, fresh spinach, and mozzarella;
  • - Spread for Grilled Vegetables: Serve truffle houmous as a dip for grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchinis, and mushrooms;
  • - Truffle-Stuffed Eggs: Replace mayonnaise with truffle houmous to stuff hard-boiled eggs. Sprinkle with paprika and chives for a touch of color.

The Delights of Truffle Houmous

The woody, slightly musky notes of truffle harmoniously blend with the smooth texture of houmous, creating an elegant marriage of flavors. Hints of cumin and lemon complement this symphony of tastes, adding an extra layer of complexity.

The Creation of Maison Balme

In 2013, Thomas Balme and Mikel Poueyts combined the treasures of their respective regions, Provencal truffles and Basque gastronomy, to give birth to Maison Balme. Through tastings and experiments, these two passionate partners worked towards popularizing truffles and their world. Their mission is to captivate a new clientele in search of new culinary experiences, paving the way for the discovery of unique culinary pleasures.

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Allergen Sésame / Sesame
Native country FRANCE
Ingredients chickpeas, chickpea cooking juice, extra virgin olive oil, lemon
juice, Tahini (SESAME), broken St Jean truffle 1.7% (Tuber aestivum,
Vittad), flavour, mushrooms, cooking water, yeast, natural flavour
Nutritional Info VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 978 kJ / 236 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 18.3 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 3.1 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 13.5 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : < 0.5 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 6 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 1.3 g

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