No it’s not mold, it’s actually just a twist in the recipe. I have a confession to make, I’m Lebanese and I don’t like hummus. Blasphemy I know.
So instead of giving up altogether on this actually very healthy food, I thought I would twist it up by using ingredients I do like (such as beets and chickpeas) and less of Tahini (which I actually don’t like).
This hummus is a little sweeter than the regular one because of the added beets, and just looks a lot more colorful – It could work if you’re trying to feed your kids something healthy and PURPLE! Kids tend to love meals that can stain!
You will need:
- 1 can chickpeas or around 400grams
- 1 whole beetroot (if you don’t like the sweetness, you can just go for half)
- 2 garlic
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1/2 cup low-fat yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon
1- heat the chickpeas in a pot till you can mash them slightly, add cumin and garlic. Mash together
2- add the chickpeas, and all remaining ingredients (one by one) into a food processor.
3- mix thoroughly, serve with a teaspoon of olive oil and vegetables (if you’re going for the extra healthy), or pita/Arabic bread.
Calories and servings:
serves 4-6 easily
calories/serving = 150 calories!
I’d like to challenge any cheddar cheese nacho dip to beat these calorie numbers! Use this as an appetizer for group hangouts and cut out caloric intake from cheesey-unhealthy alternatives by at least half!
Happy healthy living!