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 for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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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