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Garbanzo Pesto Dip

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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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