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$0.38 per serving
Ready in 45 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 76%
Chickpea Cilantro Dip with Grilled Pitan and Carrot Sticks requires roughly 45 minutes from start to finish. One portion of this dish contains about 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. 1 person found this recipe to be delicious and satisfying. It is perfect for The Fourth Of July. Only a few people really liked this hor d'oeuvre. Head to the store and pick up chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic clove, and a few other things to make it today. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 74%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Beet, Chickpea, and Almond Dip with Pita Chips, Caramelized-onion Dip With Cilantro-garlic Pita Crisps, and White Bean and Cilantro Dip with Toasted Pita Chips.
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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.
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).
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."
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).
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.
The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).