Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Chickpeas processed with roasted nuts, lemon juice and fresh chopped coriander is yet another variation on a hummus dip. Like most people I just love hummus - in any form! So I really love trying any variation I come across. This one, I can promise, is quite different from others: for me it certainly passes the scrumptiousness test! Like other dips, it can obviously also be used as a spread on sandwiches. I cannot remember now just where I got this recipe from, but from the way I had it filed in Word, it was obviously from a website, possibly the Edgell website, as it specified that Edgell Chick Peas be used.
- 1⁄2 cup roasted cashew nuts or 1⁄2 cup almonds
- 400 g chickpeas, reserve 5 tablespoons of brine
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1⁄3 cup fresh coriander, chopped
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- olive oil, for serving
- chopped cashew nuts or slivered almonds, for garnishing
- Place cashew nuts (or almonds), chickpeas, reserved brine, lemon juice and coriander into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Spoon into a serving dish, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with extra chopped cashews or slivered almonds depending on which ones you have used in the dip.
This was good but slightly on the bland side. Made a double batch for a party adding extra lemon and cilantro. Everyone still agreed it needed a bit more pop. On the other hand I LOVED the consistency of this hummus like dip! Way more then regular tahini/oil chickpea spreads. This combo is much superior! I'm sure I'll use this recipe as a base and play with it a bit. Maybe adding some garlic and lime juice. Thanks for the recipe!
I almost always have home-made hommus in the frisge & this is a lovely variation, the nutty aftertaste from the cashews is lovely on the palate! Thanks for posting!
When I saw this recipe it immediately occured to me that this would be nice with smoked roasted almonds. I love smoked roasted almonds and yes, they do work well in this dip/spread. At the beginning I followed the recipe exactley (besides the almonds that is) and I found it was lacking something. I separated some of the spread and added a little bit of garlic paste to it and I found this batch superior to the other one without the garlic. Therefore, I mixed the two together and added a little bit more of the garlic paste (which comes from a jar and I believe it is roasted garlic paste). I probably used 1 1/2 - 2 levelled teaspoons of the paste. I also added ca 2 tablespoons olive oil. I brought half of the amount to a party as a dip sprinkled with chopped coriander and almonds together with pita crisps and it was very well received. However, I realised that people had difficulty to make sure that the dip sticks to he pita bread. I'm not sure why, but I will use more liquid next time (if used as a dip) to see if this makes it easier. With the other batch I made pita crisps canape (spread it on pita crisps and sprinkled chopped coriander and almonds on top) and BF and I enjoyed them in front of the TV. The dip/spread I ended up with is certainly worth five stars in BF's and my eyes and a keeper for sure.