Put down the Queso! We have a tasty healthy chip dip for all occasions! We whip up a heart-healthy twist on a favorite comfort food dip.
Put down the Queso! We have a tasty healthy chip dip for all occasions! Artichoke and Hummus make an amazing combination and both a loaded with a bunch of nutrient essentials. Artichoke is known for its abundance of fiber which does wonders for digestion. Hummus is made up mostly of chickpeas which is a great source of protein, hummus does contain a lot fat but it is the heart healthy unsaturated fat.
In this episode of Eating by Heart, Colombe whips up a heart-healthy twist on a favorite comfort food dip. Starting with a basic hummus, Colombe jazzes it up by adding spinach and artichoke, making this dip not only healthier but high in fiber and protein. This is a great way to help cut out some junk food in your life, eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad.
- 1 large clove pre-roasted garlic
- ⅔ cup precooked baby spinach (½ pound raw)
- 1 (14 ounce can) artichoke hearts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups dried chickpeas
- 1 ½ tablespoons baking soda
- ¾ cup tahini paste
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 garlic cloves (smashed)
- Sea salt to taste
InstructionsSoak the chickpeas in cold water overnight and add 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Drain and rinse. Place the soaked chickpeas and remaining baking soda in medium pan and cover with double the volume of cold water. Bring to a boil and then simmer gently for 1 hour or until very soft. Drain them and reserve the cooking liquid. In a food processor, place the warm chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and 1-teaspoon salt. Process until completely smooth. Add some cooking liquid as needed to adjust texture. Place the spinach leaves and salt in a medium pan and cover. Over medium heat, steam until the leaves are wilted. Cool and squeeze out the excess water. Add the garlic to the food processor and process until finely minced. Add the spinach, Hummus and process. Add the artichokes and pulse several times until smooth but still chunky. Serve in a bowl as a dip for your favorite whole grain crackers and veggies. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with a few chickpeas. Serves 4-6
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.