Hummus – Chickpea and mint (Dip)


Health benefits:

One of the healthier options for dips is hummus, a Middle Eastern dip.  It provides you with protein and a number of essential vitamin and minerals, and while it can be high in fat, it is mostly heart-healthy unsaturated fat.

Hummus is a paste of pureed chickpeas and eaten as a dip or spread. It’s a much better spread to use on bread. Used mint just for the flavour you can use basil, coriander or any herbs as a variation.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10-15mins


  • Canned Chickpeas- 250gms
  • Chopped mint-1/4cup
  • Garlic-2pods
  • Chopped Green chilli-1tbsp
  • Lemon juice-2tbsp
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Olive oil-1tbsp


  • Drain the water from chickpeas and wash it under clear water 2-3times to remove the sodium content.
  • Combine chickpea, lemon juice, garlic, salt, mint, green chilli and blend to a creamy puree by adding 2-3tbsp water.
  • Add more lemon juice and salt if required.
  • Turn out into the bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.


  • If your using dried chickpea soak overnight and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
  • You can even use basil instead of mint.
  • Use jalapenos in place of green chilli as a variation.
  • Canned foods contain sodium so washing helps to removes sodium and safe to use.
  • Haven’t used any tahini you can as per wish

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 1, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Love all your recipes 🙂


  2. wow!!! this is a must try rcipe…


  3. I like that dip.. 🙂


  4. I absolutely love hummus, but never thought of adding mint. We have plenty of fresh mint in the garden so I’ll be whipping up a batch of yours this week!


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