This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is a Chickpea Sandwich Spread. It's from the CooksRecipes website using Chickpeas and Red Bell Peppers among the ingredients. It can be served on Whole Grain Rye Bread or wedges of fresh Pit a Bread. The CooksRecipes website is full of delicious and healthy recipes of all cusines and tastes, check it out soon! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Chickpea Sandwich Spread
This easy preparation is especially tasty when spread on hearty whole-grain rye bread, but it's great spread on wedges of fresh pita bread, too.
1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced scallion or chives
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons sesame paste (Makes about 2 cups. Recipe provided courtesy of Nava Atlas; www.vegkitchen.com.)
1/2 teaspoon each: dried dill and ground cumin
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 - Mash the chickpeas well and combine with the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly and pat into a serving container. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Makes about 2 cups.