The other day when I prepared some Chole I had some extra chickpeas left with me. Thought of preparing this dip with the leftover chickpeas. This dip is just delicious as a filler in sandwiches or with some pita bread or along with some crackers.
Just the right amount of lemon juice to kill the spice from the hot dried chilli’s with a hint of garlic, mint & olives…
Hummus has always been on my list of recipe’s to be posted. But since these leftover chickpeas from the chole were boiled with some turmeric I decided against using them to prepare hummus.
Ingredients: (Serves 4) Preparation Time: 5 minutes (Does not include the time taken to soak & cook the chickpeas)
Chickpeas – 1 cup, boiled & cooked with some salt & a pinch of turmeric
Olives – 3, pitted, I used green olives for the dip & one black olive for the garnishing
Mint leaves – 3-4 leaves
Dried red chilli – 1
Garlic clove – 1 medium-sized, peeled
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil – 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
In a blender jar add the cooked chickpeas, lime juice, olives, olive oil, garlic, mint leaves & the dried red chilli’s and blend into a coarse paste.
The paste should look like this when blended.
I added another tbsp of olive oil since some the oil is left on the blender jar.
Add salt to taste & transfer to a serving bowl.
Garnish with some black olives & with some extra olive oil on the top if required.
Serve with some pita bread or some crackers. This dip also tastes good with some grilled veggies.
You may also chill it in the fridge for a while before you serve as the flavours blend even better when served chilled.
If you like Mediterranean dips do check – Tzatziki.
Also do check out my Greek Souvlaki wrap with salad & tzatziki.
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