CHEESE & CHIVE CHICKPEA DIP
A creamy and cheesy dip made with chickpea and packed full of protein! A great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
Last week I was staring at a can of chickpeas in my kitchen feeling completely uninspired. I was trying to think of a recipe to get the kids to eat the chickpeas that wouldn’t get thrown back at me! The last few times I put them in rice or a pasta dish they picked them out so I knew it would have to be more inconspicuous than that!
Then I remembered that I had a tub of cottage cheese in the fridge that needed to be eaten and so I the idea came to me to make a cheesy chickpea dip that I could serve to the kids with some crackers and veggies for tea. Perfect!
The dip was so easy to make. I added the chickpeas and the cottage cheese to the food processor with some grated cheddar cheese and blitzed it all for a couple of minutes. I added a little milk to thin the consistency out and then finished it off with some seasoning and some chopped fresh chives.
The dip was a hit and I’ve already made it again twice since! It’s definitely my new favourite go-to recipe that also happens to be super nutritious. Chickpeas are a really great source of protein, fibre and iron and are a fantastic addition to any family’s diet.