Butter-like fresh mint hummus

Hummus is an incredible plant-based spread to keep handy. You can combine it with everything and make hundreds of different variations, even sweet ones. I like to keep it light and fluffy, almost like butter. But a healthy one! The secret to achieve this result is a perfect balance between structure and moisture, and this means you can simply regulate the amount of water, according to your preference.

I strongly recommend you to prepare your own hummus, rather than buying a store-bought version, because it’s so incredibly easy and you can avoid that bitter after-taste, which is so common if you buy it. I prefer not to use raw garlic in this recipe, because I feel it overpowers the other ingredients that I want to taste, but you can add it if you prefer.

You can use this recipe without the mint, for a more basic version, or get creative and substitute the mint with basil, or curry powder, or turmeric powder, or grilled bell pepper, or grilled garlic, or sun-dried tomatoes, or green olives…. Fantasy is your only limit!

 

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 1 jar of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp of water
  • juice of Β½ lemon
  • 2 Tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of tahini
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

Place the ingredients inside your high-speed mini-blender and blend for about 2 minutes, or just a bit longer if you like it smoother. Add water if necessary. Store in the fridge for a few days.

You can spread it on your favorite bread and also top it with vegetables, if you like.

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Tech tips

You can make this recipe also in a food processor, or in a traditional blender.

 

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