Eat, Savoury, Spreads, Uncategorized

How’s about that HUMMUS…

If you don’t like hummus, don’t come to the party.

Hummus is the winner of dips (along side guacamole of course) I honestly can’t think of anything you couldn’t spread this delightful creamy paste to that doesn’t instantly make it better.

What is Hummus?

Hummus originally occurs in the Middle East, traditionally made with 6 simple ingredients of CHICKPEAS, SESAME PASTE, LEMON, GARLIC, CUMIN POWDER AND OLIVE OIL, It’s also pretty good for you given your GI is happy with legumes, Low in saturated fat, high in fibre and protein, hummus also offers complex carbohydrates to make you feel satisfied and full. And not only that its so simple to make and here’s how;

Ingredients:

Makes up one medium dessert bowl:

  • x2 tins organic chickpeas (if you can find a brand that has removed the skins – Bonus)
  • x2 TBSP sesame paste
  • x2 Garlic Cloves
  • x1 fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • x1 tsp cumin Powder
  • Pinch of rock salt
  • Optional: Black sesame and or toasted pine nuts to garnish

Method:

  1. Rinse chickpeas in a clean colander and rub vigorously between your hands to remove the skins. This is not 100% necessary but it results in a creamier consistency.
  2. Add chickpeas to your food processor after washing and add x2 TBSP’s of sesame paste, x2 crushed garlic cloves, x1 tsp of cumin powder, freshly squeezed lemon juice from x1 whole lemon, a pinch of salt along with the 1/4 cup of olive oil, you may like to make the texture thick or runny, depending on this you can add more or less olive oil.
  3. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Serve and enjoy
Eat, Spreads

Almond and Macadamia Nut Butter

I feel like I’m team macadamia on just about everything lately, I’ve always loved this robust little nut but I’ve never experimented with it enough to realise that it’s actually fantastic to work with!

Check out my recipe for the creamiest most delicious Macadamia nut milk; https://goodnessgreen.blog/2019/09/11/macadamia-milk/

I think these two flavours pair really well and together they make a really nutritious spread, check out the recipe and make this delicious spread for yourself and see. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Roasted Almonds
  • ½ cup Roasted Almonds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of rock salt for a flavour kickMakes around 250g of spread

To Make

You can toast raw nuts yourself on a low heat at 160c together in a tray for around 15minutes, be sure they become a golden brown when removed from the oven. Otherwise you can purchase both nuts and seeds pre roasted. Just ensure they have not been roasted in any vegetable oils before purchasing.When cool, add all nuts plus 1 tbsp of the coconut oil to a food processor and blitz up on the highest setting. Add more coconut oil as you go to get the optimal consistency you desire. Blending time will take around 2-4mins, add additional roasted, chopped almonds or seeds toward the end if you want a smooth spread with a chunky, crunchy texture.Spread and enjoy.