This is probably one of the fastest appetizers I have ever made. You can serve it with toasted pita bread or corn tortillas. I make wraps or sandwiches with any leftover dip. Spice it up with some hot sauce if you like.

Ingredients

  • 8 (6-inch) pita breads, cut into quarters
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 roma tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 stalks scallions, white and green parts, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3−4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the chickpeas and avocado in a mixing bowl, and coarsely mash them with the back of a spoon or a potato masher. Be sure to leave them coarse.
  3. Add the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix well and adjust the seasoning. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  5. Place the sliced pita bread on the baking tray, and bake for 7-10 minutes or until crispy, turning halfway.
  6. Serve the warm bread with the dip. Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can also store the toasted pita in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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