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Mediterranean Almond Dip

Mediterranean Almond Dip
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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon toasted whole natural almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or almond oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz.) garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2/3 cup chopped toasted almonds (optional)
  • Crackers or pita bread rounds, cut into wedges



1 Chop 1 tablespoon whole natural, almonds for garnish; set aside.

2 Combine remaining portion of the 1/2 cup whole natural, almonds in food processor with oil and garlic.

3 Process until well chopped. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.

4 Add beans, liquid, lemon juice and pepper to almond mixture. Process until smooth.

5  Stir in 2/3 cup chopped almonds, if desired. Spoon into a serving bowl.

6  Garnish with chopped almonds and serve with crackers or pita wedges.

Source: Almond Board of California