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Kidspot Kitchen

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

Spiced mince

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp baharat (Lebanese 7-spice blend)
  • 500g minced lamb, beef, venison or pork

To serve

  • 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.

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