From garden to kitchen: parsley and chickpea dip

The warmer Spring weather means everything in the garden is growing along nicely. Especially parsley - I have a ton of parsley in the vegetable patch that needs using. Apart from adding it to my regular cooking, I decided to explore other ways of using this herb that was healthy and yummy and gestational diabetic-friendly. And this is what I came up with.
There's no cream, so this dip is low in fat. The addition of lemon adds a welcoming tang, while chickpeas can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. It makes a delicious spread or can simply be served with bread sticks or crackers. And isn't it the most beautiful shade of green?

Parsley and chickpea dip

Ingredients

400g chickpeas
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup parsley leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

Method

1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to food processor and blend until smooth.

2. Add olive oil in a steady stream while food processor is pulsing.

3. Season to taste.


28 Responses to From garden to kitchen: parsley and chickpea dip

Ice Pandora said...

Mhmmm <3 delicious c:
Looks like guacamole!
Xx

Tina Bradley said...

This looks absolutely yummy! And...simple enough that even I could give it a go! I'm planning to make it for our family's next gathering! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Anouka K said...

This looks so tasty! I could imagine eating with crisps or fries.

cquek said...

Oh god that sounds too good! The pictures are drool-inducing too!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

wow. this is eyegasmic.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds simple and delish.

Pamela RG said...

Hello Trishie, this looks so delicious. It is nice to know the health benefits of chick peas. Have a great week.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Mmmm this looks delish Trishie!

My Garden Diaries said...

Yum and yum lady! This sounds so refreshing!!! You should write a book of recipes for expecting moms who are dealing with gestational diabetes....Great stuff friend! How many more weeks??? So exciting!!!!

Sharlynn said...

Absolutely delicious! I need to make some fresh salsa soon! I love fresh tangy veg dips and sides! I'm so jealous that you can grow herbs so beautifully!

Beauty Box said...

Love hummus with parsley... I'm impressed your garden is producing all these herbs. My husband loves gardening but never had a lot of success with maintaining herbs. We concluded the soil we have is not great. He's now trying his hand at blueberries - hope that would go well! Not long now, eh, till you pop - hope you are getting loads of rest. It's a strange phase, the last trimester...one foot in your old life and about to have one foot into a new life. :)

Sam said...

Yum, what a wonderfully fresh idea and a great use for parsley, can't wait for mine to start growing again.

Ty said...

Sounds absolutely delish and healthy! Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

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Stylish By Nature said...

This looks phenomenal hun! i really wanna give it a try :)

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Briseidy said...

this looks totally delicious!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

So glad you posted a parsley recipe. I don't have a garden so I buy a bunch of it from the store but after only using a handful in my recipe I always have so much leftover! I'll definitely whip up a bunch of this dip the next time I find myself with an abundance in my fridge ;)

Jane said...

it is a beautiful shade of green~~

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Wow! This looks really really delicious! I'm always on the lookout for new dips and I will definitely try making this for Fall! Thanks for the recipe!

Jessica
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks deliciously refreshing and i love how healthy it is too!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kim Alston said...

It looks really really good! I love different dips. Thanks for this :D
What a treat!
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Johanna said...

Sign me up - perfect snacking food.

Julia said...

Looks delicious! I

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

This looks really tasty!

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Yummy yummy! Does this taste like hummus? I mean it is chickpeas :) I'd love to make this!

Nanna Chel said...

The dip looks great. I will be making this in the near future. Thanks!

Gillian said...

Just been having a lovely long catch up with your posts, Trishie - this looks so good. I could eat a bowlful of this with some crackers quite easily! Hope you're well and enjoying life. xx

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This is my kind of dip! It is such a lovely green color and looks so appetizing and delicious. I'll have to try this one out!

Jemma said...

Oh yummy! Love the health benefits and color too!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma