Brazil Nut Hummous
Starter / Snack / Dairy Free / Gluten Free / Lactose Free / Shellfish Free / Low in Saturated Fats / North African / Low Sodium / Suitable for Diabetics / Plain Soft Food / Healthy heart recipe / Vegetarian / Vegan / European
Preparation time: 10minutes
Submitted by: The Food Chain
1 Large can chick peas, drained.
50g Brazil nuts.
1-2 cloves of garlic.
2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste).
Juice of half a lemon.
2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil.
A little freshly ground black pepper and / or paprika to taste.
1) Place the ingredients in a blender or food processor with 100ml water and blend until smooth. Season to taste.
2) If the hummous is too thick, add a little more water and blend again to achieve a smooth consistency.
3) Serve with warm toasted wholemeal pitta bread or a selection of crunchy vegetables.
Chickpeas are an excellent source of vegetable protein and soluble fibre (good for lowering cholesterol). There is less oil in this recipe than shop-bought hummous. The creamy texture comes from selenium-packed Brazil nuts and Tahini; a sesame paste that is a source of omega 3 fat.