Chickpea Cilantro Dip Recipe

Chickpea Cilantro Dip Recipe
Staff Writer

A zestier variation on hummus that is perfect for entertaining, island-style. — Allison Beck

Adapted from "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!" by Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a food processor, puree the ingredients until smooth. Let the dip sit for at least an hour to let the flavors meld.

Serve with crackers, toasted pita wedges, crudités, or all three.

Chickpea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Chickpea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.