Thursday, 10 March 2016

Healthier homemade houmous

Houmous is a fab food, crammed with chickpeas it gives us a great hit of protein and iron along with other essential nutrients. However most shop bought Houmous contains Tahini which is high in fat. So try out this recipe that is Tahini free and just as tasty.

200g dried chick peas re-hydrated
The juice of one lemon
1/2 x teaspoon sea salt
1/2 x tablespoon olive oil
1 x teaspoon of green or red pesto
1 x teaspoon of cumin
1-2 x garlic clove (depending on preference)
pinch of black pepper

Half teaspoon parprika for dusting.

Makes three servings.
Carb: 12.0g   Fat: 5.4g   Sat fat: 0.7g   Protein: 4.9g   Cal: 121

Add all ingredients, minus the paprika to a food processor and blend, slowly add teaspoons of water until the desired consistency is reached.

Add paprika and serve with your favourite vegetables or indulge with pitta (my fave way to eat houmous!) A lighter tasty alternative that's much kinder on the waist!

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