Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easy Chickpea Spread-Secret Recipe Club

Secret Recipe Club

C Mom Cook was my Secret Recipe Club assignment for April.  Shelly began her blog in 2010 so it is crammed packed with great recipes.  I am really impressed by the amount of baking she does, and that she uses sourdough.  Her recipes almost make me want to make some starter of my own

Because of my sweet tooth I really want to make her Biscoff Banana Bread, Blondies, and Crispy Bars, but I will have to find the spread locally first.  It is not carried at the grocery stores where I usually shop.  Perhaps I will have to check out Walmart.

I have had a can a garbanzo beans in my pantry for awhile planning to make something out of them to see if I liked them.  I wasn’t sure that I would like hummus, and didn’t want to buy ingredients that I might never us again if I didn’t like it.  When I saw the recipe for Chick Pea Spread that contained only a few ingredients, I knew that was what I wanted to make.  I was a little torn about posting the recipe because it is so simple.  On the other hand, I think that this recipe deserves widespread distribution, and hopefully other people who are not sure about garbanzos will also give it a try

I used the marinate and sauce from the Five Spice Honey Chicken recipe on some country style pork ribs, and they were delicious.  Unfortunately I did not get a chance to take photos of them.

Now that I have decided that I like garbanzos and have found this recipe, I have some ideas running around in my head.  The garbanzos seemed to have a pretty neutral flavor so I think that I can branch out from this recipe and use seasonings like cumin and ranch.  I will be sharing when I have done some experimentation. 

Thanks, Shelly for a great recipe.

Easy Chick Pea Spread (from C Mom Cook)
1 (15 oz. can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1 clove (or more, to taste garlic (I used 2 large cloves)
1 pinch salt
1 t. sesame oil (other oils may be substituted)
1 pinch pepper (this was my addition (not in the original recipe)

Drain most of the liquid from the beans, leaving just a little of it.  Pour the beans into a food processor.  Add the garlic, salt and pepper.  Process until everything is well chopped.  Add the oil and continue to process until the mixture is as smooth as you like.  Chill well before serving.  Makes about 2 cups.

You can check out Secret Recipe Club's information page to find out how to join in all the fun.

See what other group B Secret Recipe bloggers made this month below.


  1. Oh, yay! So glad that you're now a chickpea fan!! Gotta love when simple turns out to be delicious :) And I'm glad you liked the Five Spice Honey marinade and sauce - that's a favorite in our house. I will definitely have to try it on pork chops now!! Thanks for the kind words and great post :)

  2. I love a simple version of hummus. Might just make this tonight! I had your blog this month and made a variation of your raspberry almond coffee cake. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. We make hummus every weekend, might need to change it up and try this soon.

  4. Yum! I've not added sesame oil to mine before but now I totally will.

  5. We enjoy hummus! It can accompany so many things on a appetizer tray. Great selection.

  6. Such a healthy dish - might even make me a fan of garbanzo beans!

  7. Such a quick and easy recipe to make with a can of chickpeas and other things from your pantry! Great SRC selection!

  8. Yum, I love chickpeas. I like this simple version of a spread since I don't usually carry tahini and that kind of ingredients so I never made any actual hummus.

  9. I love this kind of easy dip. I usually put a little lemon juice and tahini in mine, too.

  10. Yum!!! I would love this. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  11. I'm a big fan of sesame oil and a big fan of how easy this looks. Great SRC choice.

  12. I bet the sesame oil adds an interesting depth of flavor to this. A delicious snack!!!


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