One of my favourite things about weekends is that lunch times always include tasty crackers, with a new spread or dip that I’ve whizzed up that day. After enjoying the various flavours of these Free’d Gluten-Free Crispbreads, I decided to come up with a special dip to complement each one.
First up is the chia and sesame vegan crackers – they have a delicious sesame flavour, making them the perfect pairing to the tahini and chickpea flavours. The extra ‘wow-wow’ is thanks to the kick of chilli and mint in that tasty first bite!
Makes 1 large jar
Get these ready…
• Food processor • Chia and Sesame Free’d Gluten-Free Crispbreads (get them here)
The chick bits…
– 1 and 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (1 tetra pack or tin), drained and rinsed
– 1 cup cooked sweetcorn
– 1 tbsp tahini
– 1/4 cup cold water
– 1 medium garlic clove, peeled
The wow-wow bits…
– Juice of half a lemon
– 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 mild chilli
– 6-10 mint leaves (to suit to your own taste)
Let’s start cooking…
Add all of the ingredients to the food processor and blitz for 30-60 seconds. I like it with tiny pieces of sweetcorn and chickpeas still visible, rather than it being completely smooth, but if you prefer a puree texture, just blend for longer. You may need to pause it a couple of times to scrape down the sides to make sure everything is well mixed.
* Top Tip *
Once your dip is the texture you like, taste it and see if you want to add any extra kick with more chilli or mint.
Store your dip in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to seven days. It always tastes best during the first couple of days, as the mint and chilli tend to mellow over time.
* Serving Suggestion *
This dip is the perfect tasty base to spread on your chia and sesame crackers, topped off with other foodie favourites like spinach, sliced avocado and tomatoes. If you fancy more of a nibbley lunch, serve it as a dip alongside others like my red pepper cashew cream, and break up the crackers to scoop it up. It’s a great addition to buffets and BBQs too!
When it comes to crackers and dips, do you spread or scoop?!