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Lemony Garbanzo Spread

This traditional Mediterranean garbanzo bean puree has added zest to centuries of bread eating and enjoyment. You may also enjoy it as a dip for crisp vegetables.

Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Dips and Spreads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

15 oz 426gGarbanzo beans - (1 can) - rinsed, drained
2   Garlic cloves
1   Green onion - cut into 1" pieces
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon 15mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlFreshly-ground black pepper
2 tablespoons 30mlPlain yogurt

Recipe Instructions

Process all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. The spread will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

This recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups of spread.

Cooks Tip: Spice up this basic spread by adding your favorite spice or herb. Cumin or curry adds wonderful flavor. Add chopped fresh herbs for a great herbal spread.

NICK STELLINO'S GLORIOUS ITALIAN COOKING by Nick Stellino (c) 1996 - G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY - 245 pages - $24.95 - As reprinted in the Mar/Apr, 1997 issue of Cookbook Digest


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