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Chickpea Cilantro Dip with Grilled Pita and Carrot Sticks

 
Chickpea Cilantro Dip with Grilled Pita and Carrot Sticks
Image © Epicurious
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.38

$0.38 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Chickpea Cilantro Dip with Grilled Pitan and Carrot Sticks might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. One portion of this dish contains approximately 4g of protein, 1g of fat, and a total of 73 calories. This recipe serves 4. For 38 cents per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. It will be a hit at your The Fourth Of July event. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. If you have pita loaves, carrots, cilantro, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 76%. This score is pretty good. Try Grilled Steak With Chickpea Salad and Cilantro Pesto, Crispy Chickpea Pita, and Tunan and Chickpea Pita Sandwiches for similar recipes.

Dip can be paired with Sparkling rosé and Sparkling Wine. If you're serving a selection of appetizers, you can't go wrong with these. Both are very food friendly and complement a variety of flavors. The Bellissima Sparkling rosé with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 24 dollars per bottle.

Bellissima Sparkling Rose

This is an elegant, bright rosé, with hints of strawberry and grapefruit, and a soft, persistent foam. Uncorked at the very last minute, Bellissima Sparkling Rosé pairs perfectly with smoked salmon, shellfish, and seafood hor d’oeuvres such as tuna tartare, sushi, and sashimi.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup canned chickpeas
canned chickpeas
0.5 lb
0.5 lb trimmed carrots
trimmed carrots
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
fresh lemon juice
0.25 cups
0.25 cups low fat plain yogurt
low fat plain yogurt
2 7-inch
2 7-inch split pita
split pita
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp water
water
1 cup canned chickpeas
1 cup
canned chickpeas
0.5 lb trimmed carrots
0.5 lb
trimmed carrots
0.5 cups fresh cilantro
0.5 cups
fresh cilantro
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
1.5 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
1.5 Tbsps
fresh lemon juice
0.25 cups low fat plain yogurt
0.25 cups
low fat plain yogurt
2 7-inch split pita
2 7-inch
split pita
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp
water

Equipment

food processor
food processor
grill pan
grill pan
grill
grill
food processor
food processor
grill pan
grill pan
grill
grill


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Epicurious

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.38
Ingredient
1 cup canned chickpeas
1/2 pound trimmed carrots
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
2 7-inchs split pita
Price
$0.33
$0.40
$0.26
$0.07
$0.15
$0.27
$0.02
$1.50

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
73 Calories
3g Protein
1g Total Fat
13g Carbs
33% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
73
4%

Fat
1g
2%

  Saturated Fat
0.26g
2%

Carbohydrates
13g
4%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
0.92mg
0%

Sodium
313mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Vitamin A
9621IU
192%

Manganese
0.44mg
22%

Vitamin B6
0.29mg
15%

Fiber
3g
14%

Vitamin K
13µg
13%

Potassium
296mg
8%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Phosphorus
77mg
8%

Calcium
64mg
6%

Folate
25µg
6%

Magnesium
21mg
5%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.06mg
4%

Iron
0.75mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.39mg
4%

Zinc
0.58mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.67mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.44mg
3%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.09µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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