May 3, 2009

Chick Pea and Roasted Pepper Dip




This healthy dip is easy to make and taste great with crudites such as cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and celery. You can substitute jarred roasted peppers if you wish but freshly roasted peppers are best. Chick peas are high in dietary fiber, protein, folate and zinc.


Chick Pea and Roasted Pepper Dip

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Time: 5 minutes Calories: 201 Points: 4 pts

Ingredients:
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 roasted red pepper, skin and seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, leaves only
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and fresh pepper
Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Add a little water if it is too thick. Blend until smooth. Serve with fresh vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, celery, or whatever you desire.

41 comments :

  1. Love it- easy and healthY!

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  2. this is very interesting .. its like a hummus with a twist ... looks delicious .. Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

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  3. I was just thinking I should try to make a roasted pepper hummus - looks delicious!

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  4. I LOVE anything hummus-y, this sound great and so healthy. I'm sure I'd finishe the entire batch myself... with a spoon! And then die of tummy pain :(

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  5. as always looks yummy, thank you Gina!

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  6. Wow! You make really simple and delicious recipes! Great blog my dear!

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  7. Sounds great.
    My hubby just joined WW and it looks like I just hit the jackpot for recipes.
    Thank you!

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  8. Hi Gina,

    Wow, you introduced me again to a new great sauce/dip with so many healthy values like fiber, protein, fosfate and zinc.

    Big hug!

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  9. Gina! Your site is A-MA-ZING! So glad I stumbled onto it. The recipes and pictures look so awesome...can't wait to start trying them! Thank you thank you thank you!

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  10. This sounds perfect for a summer meal served on the back porch.

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  11. Chick pea is very good for health.And it is also used as a staple in the diet in India...this is an innovative idea.

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  12. looks simple and delicious. i'll have to try this out :)

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  13. what is a serving in cups or ounces

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  14. I'm guessing about 4 oz but when you make this, weight the whole thing and divide it by 4. Sorry, my older recipes didn't include serving sizes. I just divided all my recipes by servings. If you make this let me know what it comes out to. Thanks!

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  15. Do you use toasted sesame oil or just regular cold-pressed sesame oil?

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  16. @Marin- Either would work fine as long as it's pure sesame oil.

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  17. do you add the parsley into the blended dip or just on the top? Says to blend all together but your picture doesn't look like there are specks of green in the dip so I figured I'd check first! :) Thanks!

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  18. Hi Gwen, yes I blended it all together. A little more on top was just for garnish.

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  19. Are the 4 points- the old points or the ww + points?

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  20. This is still the old, sorry hopefully I'll get to this one soon.

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  21. great and easy to make

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  22. I have an old ww chick pea spread recipe that is excellent that only uses 2 tsp olive oil. 12oz. chick peas, 1/2 c plain non-fat yogurt, 2 T fresh lemon juice, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp allspice. It's all blended together, thinned with a little water if necessary. What do you think if I just added the parsley and roasted pepper? Do you think the sesame oil is a must? I do love the flavor of sesame oil.

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  23. No not a must, I love the flavor of sesame and thought it would make a great replacement for tahini. Try without and thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  24. This is lovely - I will add a little less lemon juice and may use roasted garlic next time as it was a little "raw" but still lovely!

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  25. This is absolutely delicious! My new favorite way to eat carrots!

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  26. This is one of my favorite recipes :) I make it twice a month! I love your site - thanks Gina!

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  27. Did everyone else leave the sesame oil out? We followed the recipe exactly and all that we could taste was straight sesame oil.

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  28. I make something similar from Cooking Light - it uses Cannellini beans instead of chick peas and a few other swaps. It's a little bit lighter in taste.

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  29. I just made it, it is very good, but I would use less sesame oil and more roasted red peppers.

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  30. Made with jalapeno today, tasty!

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  31. Was this ever converted to WW+ points

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    1. I'm interested in knowing this as well. I am doing WW Points Plus from home and I do not have access to the recipe builder just yet.

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  32. made this and it came out great! saved some liquid from the garbanzo beans instead of adding water for the food processor

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  33. How long do you think this will stay in the fridge in an air-tight container?

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  34. Do you have the updated points plus value (looks like old WW points here) and additional nutrition facts for this one? Thanks!

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  35. points plus is 5 per serving.

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  36. I made this tonight with a few tweeks due to lack of ingredients and a general laziness (didn't want to go to the grocery store). It was very good! 2 cans garbanzo beans, 1/2 jar roasted red peppers, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic. YUMMY!

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  37. I didn't love this :( I do love chickpeas and roasted red peppers, I think it was a little heavy on the parley and garlic. But I love love love almost everything else I make from your site and its the first place I look when I want to plan dinner!

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