Recipe by Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
5 minutes is all it takes to make this creamy, smooth and yummy bean dip. It is similar to a hummus but different enough to be called MINE and ALL GONE! lol I found this recipe years ago on the Kraft website I think and changed it up to make it my own. Those who turn their nose up at it but then later try it become hooked instantly. Great with Pita crisps or veggies. Update: Changed the amount of salad dressing listed to 1/2 to 1 cup. Originally posted as 1 cup but some reviewers felt that was too much. Please start with 1/2 cup and add more to your taste.
- 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzos)
- 1⁄2 cup caesar salad dressing, I use Kraft free Ceasar Italian
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
- chopped parsley (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain and rinse chickpeas (garbanzo beans).
- In blender or food processor begin to puree beans while drizzling salad dressing in through the top.
- Add any or all of the optional ingredients in the same manner.
- Process or blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving dish and drizzle olive oil on top if desired.
- Paprika sprinkled on top makes a pretty garnish as does a little minced parsley.
- Serve with raw veggies, pita crisps, etc --.
- Note: I know Mama said 'Do not play with your food" but this recipe is so much fun to play with. Try anything you like blended into this. Sundried tomatoes, or some good quality olives like kalamata or greek would be great- remember to pit them! Just add them during the puree'ing.