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Chickpea, Garlic, And Mint Topping

Courses: Dips and Spreads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Chickpeas - (19 oz) - rinsed, drained
1   Garlic clove (small)
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlKosher salt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlFresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons 45mlExtra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons 45mlTorn fresh mint leaves
  Spiced Pita Toasts - (see recipe)

Recipe Instructions

Slip skins from chickpeas with your fingers.

Mash the garlic to a paste with kosher salt and pepper using a mortar and pestle (or mince and mash with a large knife) then whisk paste together with lemon juice and oil until well blended. Toss with chickpeas, then mash with a fork until mixture just holds together. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour for flavors to develop. Stir in mint. Serve with Spiced Pita Toasts.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Cook's Note: Chickpeas can be seasoned and mashed 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature, then stir in mint just before serving.

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