You think it’s guac, but it’s not. Do you know how hard it is to come up with recipe names? Lets just say it’s not my favorite. Originally I had planned to make some homemade guacamole, but my guacamole is nothing more than smashed up avocado with some salt, pepper and lemon juice. I prefer the natural taste of the avocado and can’t be bothered with tomatoes, onions or whatever else folks throw in their guacamole these days.
When trying to decide which dip to prepare for these Food Should Taste Good Cantina tortilla chips, I remembered a green dip make with chickpeas. I remembered this caught my attention because I love chickpeas and had wondered how well it was going to tasted up against my smooth and creamy avocado. Plus, I wasn’t due for grocery shopping and I didn’t want to go all the way in to town just to grab an avocado. It was time to get creative. I had one can of chickpeas and I was going to use them.
Google here I come. Big shout out to Thug Kitchen for their Green Pea and Garbanzo Bean Dip which provided me with the inspiration to create something green and dippy. If you have never checked out Thug Kitchen, they are awesome. But, let me just say they are not for the faint of heart. They cuss. And, they cuss a lot. So, if you don’t like to read that sort of thing then I suggest you don’t click the link and pay them a visit. Personally, I think it’s hilarious. But hey, that’s just me.
I have to say, these Food Should Taste Good Cantina tortilla chips are some of the best tortilla chips I have ever eaten. They have a great taste, lightly salted and they are nice and thick. All the better to dip with, my dear. Nothing bugs me more than sticking my chip in the dip only for it to crack into a million pieces. Talk about a total failure.
Let me tell you about this dip. I was worried. I am not the biggest fan of peas. I don’t mind a good pea soup but that is about the extent of my pea eating. It is rare that I will partake in the eating of peas when it is a lonely side item on our dinner plates. I will however eat them happily if they are fried in some rice.
I wasn’t too sure I was going to like my chickpeas turn hummus, tasting like green peas. But you know what? I didn’t have to worry. Once I got all of the ingredients blended and pulled out my sturdy Cantina chip, all was right in my world.
I’ve even been snacking on the leftover dip; which is holding up really well in the fridge.
You Think It's Guac..... Green Goddess Dip
- 6 oz frozen peas
- 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1/8 cup dried basil
- 4 stalks green onion chopped
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- few dashes of salt
- This recipe is super easy.
- Put everything into a food processor.
- Blend until nice and creamy.
- You can serve immediately.
- Dip also stores really well in air tight container in the fridge for a few days.
Ohhhhhhh … I almost forgot.
What’s your favorite chip topping?
Disclosure: I was given this product for free from Food Should Taste Good in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Now this is something I’d like to try. Thanks for the recipe.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m a huge chickpea fan.
Melissa Pezza says
Oh yum! I eat hummus and chickpeas in soups all the time. This sounds delicious!
Catherine S says
This looks really yummy. I am allergic to avocados so this is the perfect dip for me. Thanks for the recipe.
I think we are opposites. I LOVE peas, so this dip is really right up my alley! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!
I love melted cheese on my chips. Weird, I know! But I do on lots of different chips too! This looks really good!
I love cheese on everything. I am an addict.
However it came about, it looks delicious. I can’t wait to give this a try. Yum!
Liz Mays says
I do love chickpeas and I usually have some stocked up for my chili recipe! I should try this out!
Marcie W. says
I am a Food Should Taste Good chip addict and all of their flavors are amazing! Your unique dip sounds delicious too.
Holding up well in the fridge would be a huge plus over guac. Avocado is icky so fast!
I know! It is so frustrating.
Clever using peas! It definitely looks like guac from here
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a delicious dip. I love to dip my chips in salsa. Sometimes i mix it with cheese and sour cream.
This sounds delicious! I love the healthier options of my favorite dips (and guacamole is one that I splurge on, but would love to have often!)
Nicole @Little Blog on the Homestead says
I’m not a big dip fan, but Dusitn love guacamole so I wonder if I can trick him with this version 😉
Perhaps? 🙂 Avocados, despite being good fat, are still high in calories for the amount you get. I am planning to try to use one avocado and then mix it with the green peas and chick peas for more ooomph.
Veronica - Casa Vilora Interiors says
That does look super yummy! I may have to try this dip
I love a good guac!! I gotta try your new green goddess dip sounds amazing as all of your recipes are!
Awww thank you Kiwi!
I’m not a green pea fan but I do love chick peas. Definitely different!
I am not much of a pea fan either, but you can’t even tell with this.
Oh that’s so interesting! I never would have thought to use frozen peas to make a dip! My husband hates peas- but I wonder if he would even notice they were in there with everything else in the dip?
They don’t taste like peas at all. Which works for me since I am not the biggest fan.
High quality tortilla chips are hard to find. they’re so worth it though when you do. You really can tell a difference!
I agree. These are amazing.
Ora Lee Gurr says
I am not addicted to dips, but I enjoy a good dip with my chips. This sounds like an ideal recipe to try for entertaining or just when I have the munchies,
This looks interesting. I know someone who would love it. I’m not much of a dip girl but reading the ingredients I think this is one I would like. 🙂
I’m not much of a dipper either, but this one is really good. I was surprised.
That looks like such a yummy dip. We are having a Parents Night Out next week, and I’m supplying the appetizers. I would love to add this to our menu!
It is so good and I think a variety of people will enjoy it!
fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says
I love Guac.. but I’m allergic to peas. So I guess I can’t try this.
Avocados and chickpeas make an awesome dip!
This looks like a really interesting dip! We aren’t supposed to have avocados because of our birds (it’s deadly to them), so this might be a good guac alternative for us!
I love guac! And now I’m craving something green and dippy! 🙂
I just ate some guac. I need to make some green goddess dip.
I think I need to make this dip. Sounds like a great treat.
valerie g says
oh that looks amazing!!! i will have to try it soon.
Nicole Jankowski says
I’m going to make this!
Now that sounds really good! I am always on the hunt for a new dip recipe.
Shannon Gurnee says
That sounds like a really great recipe! I really want some of those right now. lol