Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

| May 23, 2014 | 22 Comments

The robust flavor of this recipe for Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip will have you reaching for more and more. This recipe was created for my client, Green Giant, but all opinions are my own.

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Dip

When the kids started school in August, it felt like we’d never find that groove where the morning just kind of works. This school year brought big changes — a new house, two different schools for the kids, two distinct schedules and different rules for what’s allowed for school lunches. It also meant that my day started just after 6:30 am to get Will up, ready and out the door … with Paige not leaving until two hours later. At times, I gnashed my teeth that I couldn’t just whip up two PBJs and call it a day. Other times, I wondered how long I could really pull off the two hour start to the day … because it’s hard. But then, sometime between snow delays and forgotten early dismissals, it all fell into place. And now it really does just work.

Of course, it happens to have come together just in time for school to end. We’re closing in on the last few weeks of school – which I am pretty excited about. This summer will bring even bigger changes (more on that soon!), and I cannot wait for our new adventure. But in the meantime, we have several weeks of mornings, lunches and responsibility to deal with. And that means many lunches still need to be packed and sent in.

Just Dipped in Garbanzo Dip

And really, this is totally not the time to give up and resort to boring lunches. I mean would you want to unwrap the same lame sandwich everyday for the last weeks of school? No, me either.

So I am getting creative with what goes into the lunch boxes. From mini tacos to creative pastas and fun soups … I try to make it different every day. And one thing the kids always love is dips. (Do you see where I am going with this?)

Recently, Green Giant asked me to create a recipe that would go with their newest chips. So, I pulled together some of my favorite things — lime, spiciness and tomatillos — into a creamy, spicy dip that’s super tasty — and can be packed in lunch boxes. It’s bright with a rich flavor (thanks to the roasting!). Totally worth the effort.

Of course, this dip, being spicy, is really for kids who like spicy things (Will does sometimes, but not Paige). Or, you know, you could totally pack it in your lunch too. Because adults like homemade lunches, right?

Green Giant Chips

This is perfect for packing with Green Giant’s latest flavors of chips. The new chips include Green Giant Cheddar Baked Veggie Puffs, which Shawn loved, and Green Giant Baked Sweet Potato Fries, which go perfectly with this dip. The contrast of the sweet, crunchy chip and creamy, spicy dip is fabulous.

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Dip

And if your kids are into spicy things, pack a little of this up for school. Or don’t, and eat it yourself. Because it’s that good. Heck, you could even whip up a batch for your next barbecue.

Now … how many days until school lets out?

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

Yield: serves 6

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

Ingredients

4 tomatillos, husk removed and rinsed
1 jalapeno pepper
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
1 lime, juiced
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil. Place the tomatillos, jalapeno peppers and red onions in the baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and then season well with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tomatillos are browned.
  2. Transfer the tomatillos, jalapenos, onions and all the juices from the baking pan to the bowl of a food processor. Drizzle with lime juice. Process until smooth. Add the garbanzo beans and process again until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, as desired (I typically add more salt to bring out the robust flavors).
  4. Enjoy immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Disclosure: I was compensated for creating this recipe, but all opinions are my own.

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

Comments (22)

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  1. Kate says:

    This is a nice twist on hummus.

  2. I’d never think to combine these flavors. But that dip! It looks so creamy and delicious! Love it!

  3. This dip sounds wonderful!!

  4. Chickpeas are my best friend and hummus is always in my fridge – love this version!

  5. I’ve only cooked with tomatillos once before – and this looks so delicious, I’m going to give them another try!

  6. c says:

    Lovely combo going on here!

  7. My kiddies would love these chips and I’m a big fan of chickpeas, this dip sounds delicious. Just gimme a spoon!

  8. Love, love, love your recipe. I have been wanting to make a tomatillo recipe. This is going on my facebook page!

  9. I never would have thought of combining these two flavors, but now that I see this beautiful creamy dip… It all makes sense! Oh, and the school year… Almost over… And you can relax. Maybe?

  10. I like dipping so this is aca-awesomeness.

  11. Yum! It’s funny how the school year routine falls into place just as a new routine for summer needs to begin. :) Love the hummus!

  12. Why is it that things just get easier right before they end? LOL. One of life’s mysteries, I guess. Anyway, good looking dip!

  13. Susan says:

    This looks like an incredible dip. Plus I think I need to go find those new chips! This is a combination I wouldn’t have thought of but I’m loving it.

  14. I haven’t seen those chips in my grocery store yet, but I’m going to be watching for them. And when I find some, I’ll be making this dip to enjoy with them!

  15. I want to try the sweet potato fries! This dip looks fabulous too- would you use leftovers as a sandwich spread, maybe?

  16. Samantha says:

    I love those chips! Especially the sweet potato ones. What a great dip to go along with them!

  17. I’m so intrigued by the tomatillos in the hummus! Now I’m craving those sweet potato fries to go with.

  18. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These vegetable chips (sticks?) look great! Love that you paired it with a spicy dip…yum!

  19. I should make this soon. My boyfriend is going to LOVE this! And the Green Giant baked sweet potato & veggie fries, never had it. They look good!

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