Hummus Recipe with Mountain Pepper and Lemon Myrtle

lemon myrtle mountain pepper hummus

Hummus is one of my favourite fast food treats.  I am sharing a much loved hummus recipe that I have created to showcase the wonderful flavours of bush foods.  My passion is to encourage people to grow Australian spices in their own backyard – you can then use these native spices in everyday recipes. Experiment with these flavors – and most of all – have fun!

I created a Hummus recipe that has a kick of Mountain Pepper with the background of Lemon Myrtle in a creamy texture using some ingredients not usually used in traditional Hummus.

I would love to hear from you if you give this Hummus recipe a try.

Hummus with Mountain Pepper and Lemon Myrtle
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Julie Weatherhead
  • 1 can of drained chickpeas – reserve the liquid
  • 2 tbsp fresh Lemon Myrtle leaves – finely chopped*
  • 1 tbsp fresh Mountain Pepper leaves – finely chopped*
  • 1 tbsp sesame sauce**
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground Mountain Pepper berries or ordinary peppercorns
  1. Process together until smooth and add some of the reserve liquid if mix is a little dry.
  2. Enjoy with plain biscuits or sticks of carrot and cucumber.


Cooks notes:
* Available from Peppermint Ridge Farm as a plant from our nursery or in bags of fresh leaves.
**A roasted sesame seed sauce available from Asian groceries – worth the hunt for the extra flavor.

Hummus Recipe and all Content Copyright © 2014 Julie Weatherhead, Peppermint Ridge Farm.  All rights reserved.

At Peppermint Ridge Farm we are passionate about Australian native foods and spices.  We run bush food cooking classes, tours of our Australian Spice Garden, and foodie events on site in Tynong North, Victoria.  We are also available for private functions. Find us on our website:

Have you tried this hummus recipe?  Please feel free to comment below.