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Spicy Sweet Moroccan Chickpea Spread

  • September 2, 2011
  • 8:00 am

Sweet, spicy chickpea spread by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog copyright 2011

Spicy-Sweet Moroccan Chickpea Spread With Blood Orange
Serves 4-6 as an appetizer


* 1 can (1 1/2 cups) cooked chickpeas
* 1/2 cup citrus juice (you can use any kind but I used a mix of blood orange and lime juice – the blood orange will turn the spread a little pink but I think it looks nice)
* 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled
* 1-2 chipotle peppers (you can use more or less pepper depending on how spicy you like your food, and you can substitute a small jalapeño for the chipotles, too – they’re spicier)
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 1-2 teaspoons honey
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* Sea salt to taste


1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust for salt, honey, lime and spice. It’s as simple as that!

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    Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmers’ markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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    6:46PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

    This sounds amazing,thanks.

    5:09AM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

    Sounds great. Thank you.

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    11:09AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

    Thanks, all! Hope you enjoy it.

    4:43PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

    Sounds tasty !

    5:21AM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

    sounds good.

    9:51AM PDT on Sep 6, 2011

    This sounds like a snack I'll be making this weekend! I posted this one on the student bulletin board since I noticed that a lot actually copy them & thank me for posting them. Thanks so much for sharing!

    5:26AM PDT on Sep 6, 2011

    This sounds like a welcome twist on the classic hummus. I'll be trying it out. Thanks for sharing it.

    9:29PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

    Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks.

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