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Recipe: Hummus with Chilli

Published In: 14 Oct 2016

Everyone who loves Middle Eastern cuisine cannot resist Hummus. Hummus comes as an ochre-coloured paste that is made up of chickpeas and tahini. a sauce made from roasted sesame seeds, popular to the region and the perfect spread pn toasted bread or alternative to vinaigrette.

Today we present a variation of the classic hummus chickpea, ideal for those who like to give a spice to their day! Here is the Hummus with Chilli!

 

 

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 150g cooked black beans
  • 25g of Tahini
  • ½ lime (juice)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 25g of extra virgin olive oil
  • sesame and paprika to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 gram fresh coriander
  • dried chilli

Method

Put everything into a blender and add some dried chilli, finely chopped, to tickle your taste buds with a spicy touch (but don’t overdo it!) It’s easy, fast and very tasty!

Did you know that chilli is very good for your diet? Chilli contains capsaicin, a natural alkaloid found in all plants of the Capsicum genus taht helps to boost your metabolism and burn more calories! The extract of Painta chilli is effective even in the regulisation of blood circulation, is a great vessel dilator and has a beneficial effect in cases of inflammation. 

Even black beans are very beneficial for your health! This particular legume, typical of Central American cuisine, has a high content of vegetable fibre, protein and iron which help aid digestion, combat constipation and reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. The presence of antioxidants also helps to counteract the occurance of  many degenerative diseases.