After all the feast of the past several weeks (months?), having something simple, light and green is exactly what I need. This is a really simple recipe, but all the ingredients really shine. This is a great dip to take to a party, but it also makes for a great sandwich. This combines healthy omega-3s of avocados with the protein of chickpeas. Add it to some whole grain bread and you have a wonderful filling meal. I served this on thin slices of a baguette which makes nice appetizers or snacks.
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 large (28oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 tsp salt (more to taste)
- 1/8 tsp garlic salt
- pepper to taste
In a large bowl, use a fork to smash the avocado flesh and chickpeas together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with chips, pretzels, bread and/or crudités.