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Hummus, Crispy Lamb

Hummus, Crispy Lamb, toasted flat bread

if you have never tried Hummus with Crispy Lamb and spices well you will love it. This makes a great starter or something laid back to eat while snacking.
5 from 1 vote
Course Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6



  • 400 gm chickpeas can of drained
  • 1 clove garlic large
  • 40 gm Tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 80 ml lemon Juice 4 Tablespoons
  • 120 ml olive oil 6 Tablespoons
  • 60 ml water 4 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Lamb topping

  • 500 gm lamb mince ground
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 2 teaspoons cumin ground
  • 50 gm onion finely diced

To serve

  • 150 gm tomato finely diced
  • 1/2 cup mixed roasted seeds and pinenuts- a mixture of what you like. You could use Dukkah too if you want.
  • 2 tablespoon coriander or parsley leaves rough chopped
  • 60 ml olive oil 1/4 cup

Toasted flat bread

  • 6 tortillas or Greek Bread
  • Olive oil Spray or extra olive oil


I use a vita mix for my hummus but if you don't have one use your food processor

  • Put the chickpeas, tahini spices, salt, oil, garlic and lemon juice in the machine and blend to combine.
  • Scrape down the sides and begin again mixing till very well chopped.
  • When it will no longer mix beging to add the water 1/2 at a time. This should help those last bits combine. I like a nice smooth paste that is not too stiff.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add a bit more lemon juice if you like.

For the Crispy Lamb

  • Heat a large skillet or frypan on high once hot add 1/2 the oil and then the onion. Stir well then add the mince. Keep stirring and breaking up the mince as it fries and browns. Once the Lamb has started to colour add the spices and keep stirring.
  • I let mine cook till it is crispy and brown adding a bit of extra oil here and there if it needs it. Once it is brown and crispy pour it into a paper lined bowl to drain.
  • T serve put the hummus into a nice bowl and make an indentation in the top with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle with the Lamb bits, tomato and nuts and seeds.
  • This is also nice with a drizzle of olive oil on top.

To make the flatbread

  • Heat another ( or the same cleaned) skillet on the stove. Brush the flat bread or tortillas with olive oil ( or spray) and then pop the who piece into the frypan
  • Leave it till it starts to rice up a bit or toill browned on one side. Turn and brown the there side.
  • Pile onto a chopping board and cut into 1/2's or quarters.