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Ayurvedic Garbanzo Bean Party Dip

Ayurvedic Garbanzo Bean Party Dip

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume. The seeds of this ancient plant — the chickpea — are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes — 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

Other common names for the species include garbanzo bean, ceci bean, sanagalu, chana, hummus and Bengal gram.

This slightly-tart, slightly-sweet dip is perfect for a party. It can also be used as a stuffing for quesadillas or as a pesto-type sauce.

Makes about 2 cups


  • 16 oz. soaked and cooked garbanzo beans
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. Maharishi Ayurveda Organic Pitta Churna
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 3 heaping Tbsp. ginger preserve
  • 2 tsp. lemon pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine all the above ingredients and process until smooth.
  2. Garnish with cilantro or your favorite garnish.
  3. Serve with organic chapatis (flatbread), organic pita bread, organic blue corn chips for dipping or cooked vegetables.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.

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Janet M Perez• Vedic Sciences Instructor

Make better lifestyle and food choices with the "Age Old Wisdom" of Ayurveda, yoga's sister science.