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Garbanzo Pesto Dip


Garbanzo Pesto Dip

Vegetarian bean dip with pesto

A variation on the usual vegetarian bean dip recipes, this garbanzo (chickpea) bean dip is made with vegetarian pesto sauce for a gourmet twist. A flavorful pesto dip recipe to use for a vegetarian appetizer or even as a sandwich spread for a vegetarian sandwich. Recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.


  • 1 16 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers OR drained sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • crackers and sliced vegetables, to serve


Coarsely mash garbanzo beans with fork or pastry blender. Stir in sour cream, pesto, red pepper, lemon juice and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers and cut up fresh vegetables.

See also: More vegetarian bean dip recipes

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