Red Pepper Hummus

Wow winter has sprung out of nowhere huh? I know this is quite a Mediterranean dish reminding us of picnics in the park and whatnot but it is always delicious. Warm up some pitta bread and by the time the toaster pings your hummus may already me ready (it’s super easy).

Hummus is a great dip and spread not only because it’s delicious by it’s also great for you. The main point I want to make here is GOOD FATS although it also is high protein and contains a host of minerals. There is a huge dose of olive oil in this – and that’s great! For those people out there scared of fat, don’t be. The right fats are fantastic – avocado, olive oil, coconut, nuts, seeds and fish. Fat has gained a bad reputation and it needs to change. Many low fat options you see have added sugar to make up for the lack of taste, which is in actual fact worse for you. Don’t be fooled!!

Of course lets not go fat crazy, fat is good for you in moderation. The largest organ in the body, the liver, processes fat alongside a host of jobs from purifying the blood and regulating hormonal processes so if it’s really busy processing fat all the time the other jobs will suffer. This is why people go on detoxes – to give the liver a break from breaking down our food so it has more energy to remove toxins from the blood.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 Can Chickpeas
1 Tsp Tahini
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Lemon – Juiced
1 Red Pepper
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
2 Tsp Soy Sauce
Handful Coriander
Glugs of olive oil
Pepper

Method

Blend it all! Keep adding olive oil until you get a consistency you’re happy with.

Feel free to tweak to your own taste. This one is slightly oriental but for a more basic recipe you can skip the sesame, soy sauce and coriander adding a little salt instead. Be creative!!

 

 

 

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