Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus | How to make Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus
Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus is an aromatic, refreshing dip option which has a pretty much similar recipe of classic hummus. However, I have been experimenting with that recipe by adding different flavours that I feel go well with the intrinsic rich and creamy taste of hummus. One such recipe that I shared a couple of weeks ago was Orange Flavoured Hummus.
Although the orange flavoured hummus was delicious, but this
Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus has to by favourite. Evidently, I like it better that the regular hummus as well.
Furthermore, Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus can be enjoyed with crackers, nachos, chips or can also be used as a spread on a toast. Additionally, if you like this recipe, I am sure you will also like other incredible dips/chutneys/jams on my blog.
Serves 5 people
Cooking time 10 minutes
Lemon-Mint Flavoured Hummus Recipe
- 1 cups chickpeas, boiled or cooked (check out a tip regarding this in recipe notes below)
- 1 tbsp Tahini(sesame seed paste), for Tahini replacement check recipe notes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 5 cloves of garlic
- ¾ cup fresh mint leaves
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp red chilli powder or flakes
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper powder
HOW TO MAKE LEMON-MINT FLAVOURED HUMMUS
- First, soak the chickpeas overnight (around 12 hours) and then boil them in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle on high flame and 3 whistles on low flame.
- Then, let the chickpeas cool and then add them in a mixer grinder or food processor.
- Add Tahini (sesame seed paste) (for tahini replacement check recipe notes).
- Next, add garlic cloves, lemon juice, fresh mint leaves, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, salt and olive oil.
- Grind all the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed. Add more olive oil if needed or some water.
- Finally, garnish with mixed seeds or chopped mint leaves.
- Tahini is sesame seed (white til) paste. If tahini is not available, you can roast white sesame seeds (white til) until aromatic and slightly brown and grind it to form a powder or a paste.
- An amazing tip for a very smooth hummus is that you can remove the skin from all the cooked chickpeas. This might take some time and effort but is totally worth it.