Hummus – Chickpea and mint (Dip)
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.
Preparation time: 10-15mins
- Canned Chickpeas- 250gms
- Chopped mint-1/4cup
- 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