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Ayurvedic Garbanzo Bean Party Dip

Ayurvedic Garbanzo Bean Party Dip

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Why We Love This Recipe

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume. The seeds of this ancient plant — the chickpea — are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes — 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. 

Other common names for the species include garbanzo bean, ceci bean, sanagalu, chana, hummus and Bengal gram.

This slightly-tart, slightly-sweet dip is perfect for a party. It can also be used as a stuffing for quesadillas or as a pesto-type sauce. 



Makes about 2 cups 

Ingredients 

  • 16 ounces of soaked and cooked garbanzo beans 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 tablespoon of Organic Pitta Churna 
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of ginger preserve 
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon pepper 
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro leaves 
  • Salt to taste

 

Directions 

  1. In a food processor, combine all the above ingredients and process until smooth. 
  2. Garnish with cilantro or your favorite garnish. 
  3. Serve with organic chapatis (flatbread), organic pita bread, organic blue corn chips for dipping or cooked vegetables.

 

 

 

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