Spiced mince with hummus recipe
This delicious spiced mince has added parsley and toasted pine nuts and is served with a creamy hummus and flat bread. It is quite healthy and makes a perfect weekend lunch.
- 1 x 400g can chickpeas
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp tahini
- olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp baharat (Lebanese 7-spice blend)
- 500g minced lamb, beef, venison or pork
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- chopped flat leaf parsley, to serve
- Lebanese or flat bread
To make the hummus, blend all ingredients, adding a little more lemon juice or water until you have the right consistency (like a smooth, spreadable paste). Season to taste.
For the mince, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the onions for 5 minutes. Add the baharat and stir well. Cook for another couple of minutes then add the mince. Break it up with a wooden spoon and cook, stirring regularly for about 10 minutes.
To serve, spread the hummus on a large platter, top with the mince, sprinkle with pine nuts and parsley and serve with flat bread on the side.
- You can use a stick mixer to make this hummus. It makes it quick and easy.
- Middle eastern cuisine traditionally uses lamb for this recipe but you can use any mince of your choice.
- This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is Lovely, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.