Kitchen Table: Herbed Chickpea Spread

This spread is a tasty and nutritious party dip,sandwich condiment or side dish with pita.

| October/November 1997

Herbed Chickpea Spread

Ann Bliss Pilcher, Jamesville, New York

This spread is always a hit when served as an hors d’oeuvre at parties.

•1 fifteen-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh basil
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Pinch of cayenne pepper
• 1 small clove garlic, minced

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir, mashing the chickpeas well with a fork or other utensil. 2. Add a little more oil or some water if the mixture is dry. 3. Serve chilled or at room temperature with crackers, tortilla chips, slices of French bread, or bruschetta.

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