High protein Mediterranean snack made with garbanzo beans. Serve as a dip with carrot and celery sticks or as a side-dish with felafel sandwiches.
2 cans organic garbanzo beans Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil 3 cloves of crushed garlic 3/4 teaspoon of ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne
1 teaspoon of serrano pepper (optional) Salt and pepper to taste
A few sprigs of flat parsley or cilantro, chopped.
Place all ingredients, except for 1 tablespoon of the oil, into a chopper or blender.
Scoop into a 1" deep plate and with a spoon form a small well for the remainder of the oil.
Garnish with cilantro or flat parsley. Flavor with any spice or herb you like. Experiment.
Serve on slices of Jicama, zucchini, whole grain crackers or pita bread.