Smoky Chickpea Dip
Smoky Chickpea Dip might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains around 9g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 230 calories. This recipe serves 8. Head to the store and pick up salt, cayenne pepper, garlic cloves, and a few other things to make it today. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for The Super Bowl. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet.
In a medium saucepan, cover the chickpeas with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until just tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Drain the chickpeas well and pat dry.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook the cumin seeds over moderate heat, shaking the pan until they are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a spice or coffee grinder and let cool, then grind to a fine powder.
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas with the garlic, lemon juice, cumin, pimentn and cayenne pepper and pulse until finely chopped. With the machine on, add the 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and the lemon olive oil in a slow, steady stream and puree until the chickpea dip is very smooth. Season the dip with salt, then scrape it into a shallow bowl.
Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with the cilantro and serve with grilled bread or pita.