The combination of lemon and mint evokes the bright, fresh flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine (think stuffed grape leaves, falafel, tabouli). Serve this protein-packed hummus with pita chips or crudité for a healthy appetizer or snack.
Combine chickpeas, reserved chickpea liquid, lemon juice, zest, tahini, mint, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor, pulse lightly while drizzling in olive oil, until smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a bowl, make a well in the center with the back of a spoon and fill with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). Serve garnished with mint leaves and a sprinkle of lemon zest.