Walnut Lime Chickpea Spread

This walnut chickpea spread is incredibly versatile. You can spread it on crackers, tortillas, toast, or use it as a dip for chips or raw veggies. Now matter how you eat it, it goes together in about fifteen minutes and is incredibly delicious.

The fat from the walnuts combines with the bright, tart lime juice and the creamy chickpeas to satisfy your cravings, but not weigh you down. It’s like a party in your mouth.

Add to that, the fact that it is incredibly inexpensive and easy to make, and you have a dish that this frugal queen fell in love with (even more than the stuff of my childhood memories).


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice


Add all ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate.

Yield 2 1/4 cups.

Uses for this spread:

  • dollop on top baked potatoes
  • scoop it with chips or crunchy vegetables
  • spread it on bread or toasted corn tortillas
  • apply it to crackers as a great snack
  • thin it with almond milk for use in casseroles (We use it in our scalloped carrot casserole)


If you make it, I’d love to know. Drop your comments below or post a photo on social media and tag me @underthemedian.

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4 thoughts on “Walnut Lime Chickpea Spread”

  1. Hope and Larry:

    I made the walnut lime chickpea spread today. My husband and I LOVE it!! We used it as a dip for carrot slices and Ritz crackers (store brand if course, lol). What an easy and tasty spread. Thank you for sharing.


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