Mint almond hummus. A very easy to make delicious dip. Almond made this tasty hummus more nutritious. Just combine everything and grind. Your mint flavoured fingerpicking hummus is ready. A completely gluten free and vegan recipe.
According to Wikipedia Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.
This recipe is without tahini. Tahini is a paste of toasted sesame seeds and olive oil. As I don’t like the taste of tahini so I have skipped it. In my Mint carrot beetroot hummus I have used toasted sesame seeds.
This time omitted sesame seeds. And now its a most favourite dip of my family. But if you want you can add 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds or 2 tablespoon tahini while grinding the boiled chickpeas. I have used 1 tablespoon finely chopped raw mango to enhance the taste. But mango is optional. If you don’t have mango just increase the lemon juice. Green chilli is also optional. I love the mixed taste of green chilli, mint and raw mango. So I have used. If you want your hummus more spicy add one more green chilli or skip it if you don’t like.
This Monday our 252 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Chana Time suggested by Mayuri Patel who blog at Mayuris Jikoni. Mayuri suggested to make some recipes using chana or chickpeas. Mayuri is a very talented blogger. I love her baked recipes and all the authentic recipes. Her recent baked recipe is Semolina sesame seed bread. Do visit her space for many more wonderful recipes like Gujarati style Lilva kachori and Pear upside down cake etc.
As I mentioned above that this recipe is without tahini. But you can add 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds in the mixture if you like the taste of sesame seeds. Raw mango definitely gives a different taste but if you don’t have raw mango skip it and add more lemon juice. You can also skip green chilli but I recommend to add at least few pieces of green chilli for taste.
Chickpeas – 1/2 cup
Soaked and boiled or canned chickpeas – 1&1/2 cup
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
Almond – 1/4 cup, sliced
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil – 2 tablespoon + to drizzle
Green chilli -1
Garlic – 1 clove
Raw mango – 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
1. Rinse and soak the chickpeas overnight with sufficient water. Drain the water and wash again. Boil the soaked chickpeas with 2 & 1/2 cup water in pressure cooker. After 1 whistle reduce the heat and cook on simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or till chickpeas becomes soft. Check by pressing with your finger tips.
2. Chickpeas will become 1 & 1/2 cup after boiling. Don’t discard the water of boiled chickpeas. We will use it while grinding. You can peel and discard the outer layer of boiled chickpeas if you want, I didn’t.
3. In a mixer grinder jar or food processor add the soaked and boiled chickpeas, salt, green chilli, black pepper powder, cumin powder, garlic, sliced almond, raw mango, lemon juice, mint leaves and 2 tablespoon olive oil. Reserve little chickpeas for garnishing.
4. You can add more garlic if you like the flavour. If you want your hummus spicy add one more green chilli. If you don’t have raw mango use little more lemon juice.
5. Add little water of boiled chickpeas and grind everything till smooth. Scrap the sides and grind to make a smooth mixture. Add chickpea water as require to make the mixture creamy.
6. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice if require. Pour the hummus in a bowl or plate. Drizzle little olive oil over the hummus. Garnish with boiled chickpeas, chilli flakes and mint leaves.
7. Serve as a dip with Falafel or any snacks. Or store in airtight container and keep in refrigerator. Serve chilled or room temperature.
1. 1 & 1/2 canned chickpeas can be used instead of 1/2 cup chickpeas.
2. You can use any salt instead of pink salt.
3. If you don’t have raw mango use little more lemon juice.
4. You can add 2 tablespoon tahini or 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds if you want.
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