Chickpea-Yogurt Spread

  • Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 none (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 none clove garlic
  • none Zest of 1 lime (3/4 tsp.)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • none Salt
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 none ripe mango or apple, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • none Sliced pita or other bread, brushed with olive oil and toasted or grilled, optional
  • none Vegetables, optional


In a food processor or blender, puree chickpeas, 1/4 cup yogurt, garlic, lime zest, onion, curry powder, salt and cilantro until smooth. (Spread may be prepared to this point and then covered and refrigerated up to 3 days ahead.)

Spoon chickpea mixture into a decorative bowl, fold in remaining yogurt, top with mango (or apple) and serve with pita or bread. Add veggies for dipping, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 159none
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 846mg

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