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Chickpea, Mint, and Parsley Spread

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • yield: Makes about 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 small garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 to 4 warmed pitas, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat 1/4 cup oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add chickpeas, and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add chickpea mixture, mint, parsley, lemon juice, and salt to a food processor, season with pepper, and puree. With machine running, add remaining 1/4 cup oil in a slow, steady stream, mixing until emulsified. Transfer to a serving bowl, and drizzle with oil. Serve with pitas.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

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Reviews (2)

  • 4 Sep, 2011

    Yum! This recipe is so flavorful and absolutely delicious. It's my second recent Martha recipe that included mint, and both have been superb. The mint adds a mystery flavor that brings this dish up a level in sophistication. My husband is a vegan, and after scouring my vegan recipe books for an appetizer for a party, I Googled Martha for some ideas. She has more great looking vegan recipes than all my cookbooks combined. Lesson: start with the chef, not the type of food! Delicious!!!

  • 5 Mar, 2009

    What's in the big glass?