By Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
This ‘nutritious and delicious’ hummus is so easy to make and so versatile. Dip your crudites in it, enjoy it as part of a meze or bbq, take it on a picnic, spread it on some sourdough and enjoy dipped in some chilli infused olive oil or spread it on some pitta!
Chickpeas are a great source of protein, folate, magnesium and choline – all of which are very important nutrients when trying to conceive, combine these with some selenium from the garlic, vitamin c from the lemon and the anti-inflammatory properties from the olive oil and you have yourself a fab fertility supporting dip!
1 can of chickpeas (you may wish to use dried chickpeas but will need to soak them for a few hours first)
2 cloves of garlic crushed
65 ml of extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon (juice and zest)
3 tsp of tahini (sesame seed paste)
40ml of water
Rinse the chickpeas and tip into a food processor with the olive oil and blitz until smooth. Add the garlic, lemon and tahini paste along with 30ml of water and blitz again. Add water a little at a time as required until you achieve the required consistency. Enjoy!
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