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Preserved lemon hummus with mint
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5 from 2 votes

Preserved Lemon & Mint Hummus

Preserved Lemon & Mint Hummus is fresh, tasty and delightfully healthy. Lively citrus and herb flavours make this a morish snack, lunch or party nibble.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetiser/ Nibble, Side Dish
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: homemade hummus, lemon hummus, mint hummus, preserved lemon hummus, preserved lemon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 1 Preserved lemon (approx 3.5 cm/ 1 1/2 inches diameter)
  • 1 x 400g/ 14 oz can Chickpeas (drain but reserve the liquid)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Salt (according to taste)
  • 20g Fresh mint
  • Black pepper (to taste)


  • Olive oil
  • 1 Sprig mint


  • Rinse the lemon and pat dry with kitchen towel. Slice into quarters and remove any pips
  • Remove the mint leaves from the stalks
  • Put the lemon, chickpeas, oil, tahini, mint leaves and 1/4 tsp salt into a food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached, adding a little reserved liquid from the chickpeas as necessary
  • Taste and season with extra salt and black pepper as required
  • Serve in a bowl with a fresh mint sprig and a drizzle of olive oil


This hummus is best eaten fresh since the mint leaves discolour over time.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8151mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg