Recipe: Raw vegan avocado chickpea dip by Debra Garner

Raw vegan avocado chickpea dip by Debra Garner.

Raw vegan avocado chickpea dip by Debra Garner.

Avocado chickpea spread has been popping up all over my news feed. I decided to create a raw version. All of the same nutrients but full of all the digestive enzymes, too!

You will need to soak the chickpeas. I soak one pound at a time and separate into three equal portions when done — about 1 3/4 cups each. Soak the chickpeas for 24 hours. Then drain and rinse.

I keep the chickpeas in the colander that I drained them in and put it on top of a plate. Place this plate on the counter and let sprout for 12 to 24 hours. If I let it go for longer than 12 hours, I rinse them again and then put back on the counter.

Once they are done being sprouted, you can separate into three equal servings. I freeze the two other servings in quart-sized freezer bags.

I find that the freezing process breaks down the cell walls even more, thus making a creamier dip, so if you have the time, freeze all three servings first before making the dip.

On the day you want to make the dip, take a bag out of the freezer and let it defrost on the counter, or put it in a bowl and cover with cool water. It doesn’t take long to defrost with the bowl/water method.


Raw Vegan Avocado Chickpea Dip

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup of soaked and sprouted chickpeas 2 organic avocados Juice of 2 large lemons 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic (I like mine extra garlicy so I use more) 1 teaspoon cumin powder (more if you like) 1 teaspoon pink sea salt (more if needed) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/4 cup water


Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. You can adjust seasonings if needed. I topped mine with some paprika powder.

The recipe is versatile. You could use lime juice rather than lemon, then add some cilantro and jalapeno for more of a guacamole type dip.

Serve with cut veggies or with flax crackers.

Recipe by Raw Chef Debra Garner. To learn more about the raw food/plant-based diet and Debra’s services, visit http://rawchefdebra.com. She offers a six-week raw vegan/plant-based coaching program as well as ready-made raw vegan creations.

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