Chickpea Tikka Dip

  • 15MINS
  • 6MINS
  • 220KCAL

This spicy dip is a filling snack for two or perfect when served as a dip to share and it's great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories220
  • Carbs28g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat4.1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars10g

Chickpea Tikka Dip - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Chickpea Tikka Dip is really quick and easy to make and packs a flavour punch!  It’s perfect for a light lunch, quick snack or even as a sharing appetiser or as part of a buffet table.

We like our food with a little bit of a spice kick, but if you’d prefer your dip to have a milder heat then you’ll just need to make sure that you use mild curry powder.  Similarly, if you want to add a bit more heat you could add in a few chilli flakes to warm things up!

We love this dip served with a selection of vegetable crudités including carrots, peppers, radish, celery and cucumber, or even with some warm, low calorie pitta bread.

What diets is this Chickpea Tikka Dip suitable for?

This Chickpea Tikka Dip is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

It can also be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Chickpea Tikka Dip recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chickpea Tikka Dip recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chickpea Tikka Dip recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

This recipe doesn’t require any special ingredients – you should be able to find everything in your local supermarket!

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We’ve used a hand blender to get our dip nice and smooth, like this one from Amazon.

If you’d prefer then you could use a food processor to blend your dip instead, like this one from Amazon.

How many calories are in this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

There are 220 calories per portion in this Chickpea Tikka Dip, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Chickpea Tikka Dip is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the peppers and onions over a medium heat, for 4-5 minutes until soft.

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Step 2

Add the garlic, curry powder and tomato puree and cook for a further minute.

Step 3

Place in a food processor or blender with the remaining ingredients, and blitz until smooth.

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Step 4

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Serve with a selection of vegetable crudités.

What could I serve with this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

This Chickpea Tikka Dip is delicious when served with crudités on a buffet table alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Chickpea Tikka Dip is cooked?

You should cook the peppers and onions over a medium heat for around 4-5 minutes or until they’re soft.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chickpea Tikka Dip in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Chickpea Tikka Dip in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat this Chickpea Tikka Dip?

There’s no need to reheat this recipe – it’s delicious cold!

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Chickpea Tikka Dip

This spicy dip is a filling snack for two or perfect when served as a dip to share and it's great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    6 MINS
  • KCals 220
  • Carbs 28G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red or orange pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, and sauté the peppers and onions over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, curry powder and tomato puree and cook for a further minute.
  3. Place in a food processor or blender with the remaining ingredients and blitz until smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with a selection of vegetable crudités.

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RobertTuesday 19th May 2020

Could I use butter beans, as an alternative.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hi Robert, yes , using butterbeans should work well. Thanks for getting in touch.

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