Move over, meat. Fresh vegetables are the healthier centerpiece for your next barbecue.
3 of 4 | Green Chickpea Hummus with Grilled Bread
2 cups shelled fresh green chickpeas (about 2 pounds unshelled)
3 garlic cloves
1∕4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the bread
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1∕2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16 slices French baguette
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1. Fill a medium saucepan with water to a depth of 1/2 inch; bring to a boil. Place a steamer basket in pan; fill with chickpeas. Cover, reduce heat and steam 15-20 minutes or until chickpeas are tender. Carefully remove steamer basket from pan; reserve water.
2. Transfer chickpeas to work bowl of a food processor. Add garlic; pulse to chop. Add 1/4 cup oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; process to puree. Add 1/2 cup reserved water from steaming chickpeas, mix, spoon into a bowl and garnish with parsley.
3. Preheat grill.
4. Lightly brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
Serves 8. PER SERVING: 250 calories, 13.5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 g protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 420 mg sodium