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Lemon-Mint Hummus Recipe

Lemon-Mint Hummus

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.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, ½ cup liquid reserved
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon, plus more zest for garnish
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, washed and patted dry, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

Directions

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.