By Christine Vartanian Datian
Lemon Mint Hummus
Place the following ingredients in a blender, cover, and process until the mixture is smooth; place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and garnish. Top with roasted pine nuts, if desired.
1 16-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained except for about 1/4 cup of the liquid (use this liquid)
1 1/2 cups plain white or Greek yoghurt
Juice of one large lemon (to taste)
2 medium cloves garlic, mashed
3 tablespoons olive oil (to taste)
2-3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, minced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
Garnish with choice of olive oil, chopped mint, parsley, Aleppo pepper, paprika, and top with roasted pine nuts. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables, Armenian cracker bread, pita bread, flat bread, and pita chips.
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