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Mediterranean Almond Dip

Mediterranean Almond Dip

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds, toasted, divided

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


Directions

Chop 1 tablespoon whole natural, almonds for garnish; set aside. Combine remaining 1/2 cup whole natural, almonds in food processor with oil and garlic.   Process until well chopped. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Add beans, liquid, lemon juice and pepper to almond mixture. Process until smooth. Stir in 2/3 cup chopped almonds, if desired. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve with crackers or pita wedges.

Can be enjoyed with assorted vegtables such as celery or radishes (pictured)

Nutritional Analysis

Per servings for 8 servings:

Calories 133
Carbohydrate 11.4g
Protein 4.5g
Total Fat 6.7g
Saturated Fat 0.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.3g
Polyunsaturated 3.7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 1.13g
Calcium 79mg
Magnesium 83mg
Potassium 317mg
Sodium 207mg
Vitamin E 7.0mg*


* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents

Courtesy of Almond Board of California