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Name:Chickpea Spread Contributor:Roger Leroux
Description:Chickpea spread Posted:2003-07-10
Key words:chickpea Category:Appetizers
ID:482 Updated:2006-01-10 11:41:44
Ingredients:Seasoning mix:
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground fennel
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper

1/2 lb dried chickpeas (I've used canned in the past)
2 whole bulbs of garlic (or more! You want at least 40 cloves ;-)
1/3 c toasted sesame seeds
1 c olive oil
2 Tbsp tamari (Japanese soy sauce)
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 c honey
juice of 2 lemons
Preparation:Makes about 3.5 cups. tsp = teaspoon, Tbsp = tablespoon

Day 1: Soak chickpeas overnight.

Day 2: Drain but don't rinse chick peas.

Roast the whole heads of garlic (fire roasting ideal, else in hot oven,
500 F!).
Plunge garlic into ice water and then peel/squeeze into blender.

Toast sesame seeds (hot skillet or on a baking sheet) until golden

Puree chickpeas with seasoning mix, garlic, oil, honey, vinegar and
lemon juice.

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