3/7/14

What to make with Harissa: Chickpea, Artichoke Hearts & Harissa Healthy Vegan Dip


Do you love dips but want something other than hummus, guacamole, or onion dip? If you answered yes, then you should make my Chickpea, Artichoke Hearts & Harissa Healthy Vegan Dip.

I created this dip with a container of Cava Mezze's Harissa that my friend Nikki who is a brand strategist at Cava Grill dropped off a few weeks ago.

What's harissa?
 
"This traditional spicy condiment made from tomatoes and peppers can be used as a spread or a dip. Cava Mezze Harissa—served with pita bread before every meal at our restaurants—is a milder take and has become a favorite of restaurant patrons. Serve it with chips or pita bread, or to give a kick to your favorite pasta dish, salad or sandwich."


Chickpea, Artichoke Hearts & Harissa Healthy Vegan Dip
Ingredients
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup canned or jarred artichoke hearts
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove, smashed
2 teaspoon harissa (or more depending how spicy you like your food)
drizzle of olive oil

Directions
1. Puree everything in a food processor and serve with chips.


How easy is that? The dip is spicy and slightly sour and is lighter than the other bean based dips. The artichoke hearts and the lemon brighten things up while the harissa gives the dip a lovely kick.


You can find Cava harissa at these locations or try it at one of the Cava restaurants.

Disclosure: I was provided with one container of Cava harissa and crazy feta (recipe coming next week) free of charge but was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.

2 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

Even better to make your own - this is fantastic for sandwiches, too!

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