The garbanzo beans in this “sauce” really help to add fiber and protein. Use it as a spread on sandwiches (like this one!), as a weirdly-colored dip, or eaten straight – tastes best with a spoon. Either way, enjoy!
BBQ’d Sauce with Garbanzo Beans
5 Tablespoons cooked garbanzo beans or chickpeas (fully drained and slightly smashed)
5 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 and 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons molasses (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: combine all ingredients into a blender and *blend* until smooth, OR desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper. Use with this sandwich for a Louisiana staple: Po-Boy.