Category Archives: Dips

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus!!

A flavorful and colorful twist to a Mediterranean dip made with Garbanzo Beans(Chick Peas). You can use it in falafels(click here for healthy version), wraps, with raw veggies.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cup boiled and strained chickpeas
  • juice of 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tahini paste(sesame seed paste)
  • 1 large red bell pepper(capsicum)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes, 1 tsp ground black pepper and salt to taste

Method:

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Spicy Aioli Dip!!

Four ingredient quick recipe which can be used as a dip with grilled veggies, french fries or as a relish in sandwiches. Aioli or aïoli is a Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil and, in some regions other emulsifiers such as egg. The sauce’s names mean “garlic and oil” in Catalan and Provençal.

If your Mayonnaise has olive oil then no need to add extra otherwise add 2 tbsp of olive oil in addition to below ingredients

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Low Fat Mayonnaise (regular or vegetarian)
  • 4 cloves of garlic very finely chopped or grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

 Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy

Heath Perks:

  • Garlic: contains manganese, vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium, Fiber

Garlicious Avo!

Ingredients: Avocado, Garlic, Lemon juice, green chilies roughly chopped, chopped cilantro/coriander, salt to taste

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Tools used: Food Processor

Method: Put everything in the food processor and just pulse it!

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The Perks:

  • Avocado: Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, folate
  • Garlic: Vitamin B6, C, B1, copper, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, helps lowering triglycerides, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, cancer prevention
  • Cilantro: Excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium, Vitamin C, rich in dietary fiber

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