There's always a good time for tahini. This side dish or dip is super rich in healthy fats, protein and fibre. Chickpeas is a decent source of resistant starch making it great food (fertiliser for the gut flora) when had in small amounts. For more on resistant starch and gut health read this article.
1 can organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained (approx 400g)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons tahini
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp himalayan salt
1/2 tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
1/4 cup water if needed
Topping options - smoked paprika, toasted pine nuts, sprinkle of olive oil
Blend all ingredients except water in a high powered blender or food processor. I use Biochef Nutriboost Bullet.
Add water if you prefer a creamier, smoother consistency.
Garnish with selected topping. Serve immediately.
Can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 4 days.
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