Cumin beef with hummus


The temperature is slowly creeping back up as we head towards spring. Try this light and healthy meal that will have you shaping up for summer.A real crowd pleaser.



  • 250g good quality beef mince
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, very finely sliced
  • 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of ground cumin seed
  • chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste with salt
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 baby cos
  • 4 tbsp hummus


  1. In a pan fry onion and garlic with spices until golden. Add beef mince and fry till golden and crisp. Season to taste.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and add pine nuts and chopped herbs.
  3. In a cos leaf add 1 tbsp of hummus. Top with beef mixture and a squeeze of lemon.

TIP: For a refreshing touch top with a dollop of natural yoghurt


Recipe thanks to Alex Kearns, Executive Chef, Glebe Point Diner

Ingredients for Cumin beef with hummus

Beef - Mince Extra Lean (450-550g) Tara Valley

$8.24 ea

Beef - Mince Extra Lean Organic (320-400g) Belmore

$9.20 ea

Beef - Mince Grass Fed (500g) Tarra Valley

$5.00 ea

Bolognaise Beef & Pork Mince - 500g

$5.00 ea

Coriander (bunch)

$2.99 ea

G Grinder Black Pepper 50g

$2.99 ea

Garlic (head)

$1.12 ea

Garlic Organic (head)

$5.60 ea

Hommus Plain Dip 250g tub Harris Farm

$2.99 ea

Lemons (each)

$1.19 ea

Lemons (min 1kg net)

$1.70 ea

Lettuce Cos Baby (2 pack)

$4.49 ea

Lettuce Cos Baby (each)

$2.29 ea

Maldon - Sea Salt Flakes (240g)

$9.49 ea

Murray River Salt Pouch 150g

$6.99 ea

Onions Spanish (each)

$0.57 ea

Parsley Continental (bunch)

$2.29 ea

Rosto - Extra Oomph Olive Oil (750mL)

$15.99 ea

Spice & Co (50g) Cumin Ground

$2.89 ea

Spice & Co (60g) Chillies Crushed

$2.89 ea

Spice & Co (60g) Coriander Ground

$2.89 ea

The Market Grocer - Pinenuts (100g)

$8.99 ea

The Market Grocer - Pinenuts (250g)

$15.99 ea

The Market Grocer - Sesame Seeds (250g)

$2.99 ea