I always encourage my viewers + readers to step outside the box when it comes to condiments or spreads; like making your own aioli. With just a few ingredients on hand can whip-up a healthy and tasty dip or spread and make a delicious summer snack. Oh, and calling it a dip or spread really only depends on what you are serving it with.
makes four servings | Recipe by Chef George Hirsch
Serve as a dip or spread. Either way, it's a great healthy way to snack!
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
3 cloves Caramelized Garlic (get this recipe)
1 Tablespoon tahini paste (optional)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon hot sauce
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3 Tablespoons plain lowfat yogurt
Puree chickpeas in a food processor. Add garlic, tahini, cumin, hot sauce, lemon, and yogurt. Mix all ingredients well. Allow to set for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Serve with toasted pita and raw vegetables.
BTW- Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and is a good source of zinc and calcium.