Broccoli With Spicy Chick Pea Sauce Recipe

(From "Reader's Digest Live Longer Cookbook: 500 Delicious recipes for Healthy Living." May, 1993. $30).

Step 1

In a food processor or blender, whirl the chick peas, yogurt, garlic, water, oil, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper, and salt for 1 minute or until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2

Cut the florets off the broccoli and peel and slice the stems 1/2" thick. Arrange the broccoli in a steamer or colander and set over boiling water in a large saucepan. Cover and steam for 6-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a warm serving dish. Spoon the sauce over the broccoli and toss to coat. Serve with roast lamb or chicken.

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 6 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Cooked chick peas
  • 1/4c Plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and
  • -blanched in boiling water
  • -for 2 minutes
  • 2T Water
  • 1t Olive oil
  • 1t Lemon juice
  • 1/4t Ground cumin
  • 1/4t Ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/8t Salt, or to taste
  • 1bn Broccoli

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