Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Curry Chickpea Dip


What particular pita pleases your palate, peeps? After years of buying the whole wheat pita pocket bread, which frankly can be dry at times and tear when stuffed, I finally noticed the flatbread style of pita at the grocery store. Moist, soft, and chewy, this is some delicious bread. I'll admit I haven't read the fat content on the label. I'll live in ignorance for a little while longer.

With the purchase of my preferred pita product, I needed a bean dip to go along. This colorful, creamy Curry Chickpea Dip came to the rescue. Okay, I'm now on alliteration probation. Shutting up now and on to the recipe!

Curry Chickpea Dip
1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup pintos (because I had some leftover. Sub chickpeas if you like.)
1 garlic clove
1 Tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
1 scallion, chopped, optional

Combine everything in a food processor except scallion. Pulse until creamy. Stir in scallion if you like. Enjoy at room temperature with pita bread or vegetable dippers. (You can brush the pita with a little olive oil and heat in a skillet. Mmm!)

25 comments:

  1. I feel like this dish might be having a bit of an identity crisis: it has the texture of hummus but the alluring color of rich curry. Who would love that?! Looks great :)

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  2. What a great variation on hummus. I'll have to try it soon!

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  3. the chickpea possibilities are endless! love this recipe idea.

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  4. it kinda reminds me of one of dreena's hummus recipes in ed&bv...but she adds raisins. you could try that too! :)

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  5. chickpeas, curry, turmeric, tahini?! yes please! this sounds great & looks so creamy & wonderful! mmmmmmmmmmmmm! thanks, Lisa!

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  6. Mmmm! I love chickpeas....I love curry....I love scallions. We have a winner! Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Yum! I'm ready to dive in. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Oh yum. I'm definitely going to try this!

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  9. yum! i'm definitely making this to use as a sandwich spread.

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  10. Hello fellow St. Louisan! All of your recipes look absolutely delicious!! I just started cooking vegan and I love it! My blog is very new, but one of my most recent posts is on a a vegan dish I made over the weekend. Please check it out and leave a comment, if you don't mind. I could use the help getting some readers. Thank you :) I can't wait to try out one of your recipes!

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  11. What a great idea! I feel like chickpeas and curry are taking over the blogosphere today...I may have to comply.

    I'm way more of a flatbread kind of gal. I still haven't made authentic pitas at home. I need to get on that!

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  12. Yum, yum, yum! That looks so good! I bet it would be great as a sandwich spread too. :-)

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  13. I love anything with curry! And I'm a fan of that flatbread pita stuff too. I've never been able to find it in stores though...only at Middle Eastern restaurants. Boo...

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  14. Seriously? That dip looks amazing!

    I love curry, especially with chickpeas, so I'm gonna have to try this asap!

    Awesome.

    PS "Alliteration probation" = too funny!

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  15. They do say ignorance is bliss! :)

    Your dip looks deliciously creamy and tasty!

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  16. So smart! Curry powder. Genius. Thanks! :)

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