Definitely a go to for a quick and easy healthy snack. It also is a great side dish/dressing for many different recipes. Its also my mums favourite food!
So I love creating this recipe for her to enjoy.
Chickpeas are high in insoluble fibre that can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and support healthy digestion.
Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is loaded with minerals including copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc which are essential nutrients for long term health and wellbeing.
1 can of organic (good quality) chick peas
1/2 - 1 garlic clove
1/2 - 1 whole lemon
2-3 tabs Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
1 x teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon sesame seeds or tahini
Pink salt and Pepper (options : Turmeric or Cayenne Pepper can be added for a zing!)
Drain the chickpeas and rinse.
Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and sesame/tahini in a food processor, and blend to a creamy purée.
Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle with paprika and serve with pita bread, warmed in a moderate oven for three minutes, and cut into quarters.
Using Coconut Oil will make it go hard once its in the fridge so remove for a little while before serving or use Olive Oil instead.