1 Can garbanzo beans, cooked
1 Red pepper, large (or 2 small)
1 tbsp. Garlic, minced
1/2 Lemon (~3 tbsp. lemon juice)
Baking & Spices
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Pinch of paprika
Ginger, to taste
Oil & Vinegars
2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450F/ 240 C.
  2. Place your red pepper (whole) on a tin foil-line baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes, before flipping sides. Roast for another 15 minutes. At this point, there should be black spots all over the red pepper. If there isn’t, roast longer.
  4. Once the red pepper has blackened, transfer into a zip-lock bag and seal. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
    This will create steam and make it easier to remove the skin. Peel the red bell pepper. Remove any seeds from the insides and slice into large chunks.
  5. In a small food processor, place roasted red peppers and the rest of your ingredients. Pulse until smooth.




  • 3 cups raw cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1.5 Tbsp Tahini paste
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 raw garlic cloves crushed (in addition to above)
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • smoked paprika and extra olive oil for serving


  1. Combine the cauliflower, water, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 3 whole garlic cloves to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for about 15 minutes – or until softened and darkened in colour.
  2. Put the cauliflower mixture into a magic bullet, blender, or food processor and blend. Add the tahini paste, lemon juice, 2 raw garlic cloves, 3 Tbsp olive oil, and ginger. Blend until mostly smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  3. To serve, place the hummus in a bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Use thinly sliced tart apples, celery sticks, raw radish chips, or other vegetables as dippers.


Approx. nutrition info per 1/4 cup: 141 calories, 14g fat, 3.5g net carbs, 2g protein

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– 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
– 4 tbsp tahini
– 3 tbsp olive oil
– 2-3 tps. curry powder from

– 1 lime
– water to thin, as needed


  1. Place chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, curry powder and juice of the lime in a food processor.
  2. Blend until super smooth, adding a few tablespoons of water to slightly thin the dip out as needed.
  3. Serve with your favourite veggie sticks!



1 1/2 cup olive oil
4 cup rinsed, drained, soaked chickpeas
6 tablespoon lemon juice
4 teaspoon minced garlic


Put chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, oil in a food processor. Cover and process until you get the desired smooth texture. Transfer in a serving bowl.




400 gm chickpeas
1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1 leaf cilantro
In a saucepan boil chickpea on medium heat.

When soft drain the water.

Blend the chickpeas, garlic along with the olive oil, lemon juice and cumin until smooth in a blender to attain a puree.

Transfer this mixture to a bowl and let the hummus cool in the refrigerator. Garnish by sprinkling paprika and adding a cilantro leaf. Serve cold or as a dip.



2 tablespoon nut butter (homemade if possible with peanuts or tree nuts)
500 gm chickpeas cooked and drained
100 gm silken tofu
1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice


Chop the garlic cloves into small pieces on a clean chopping board and keep them aside until needed again.

Using a mortar and pestle, add chickpeas followed by garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tofu, nut butter and garlic. Grind the ingredients into a paste of thick consistency.

Transfer the mixture in to a serving bowl. Serve fresh!



1 can garbanzo (chick peas) beans, drained
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Combine ingredients and puree in food processor or blender. Keep chilled. Serve with veggie sticks (celery, carrots, cucumber slices, etc.)

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  • ½ cup (120g) rinsed, drained canned salt-reduced chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or dried soaked overnight drained and rinsed,
  • ½ cup (60g) frozen peas, thawed or fresh is possible
  • 1 green onion (scallion), sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon boiling water


  1. Process chickpeas, peas, onion, mint, juice, tahini, garlic and cumin with the boiling water until smooth. Season with pepper.

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Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 15min

2 beetroot, trimmed, washed and halved
1 ½ cup chickpeas, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons tahini paste
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
3 drops Tobasco sauce (optional)


  1. Microwave beetroot on HIGH for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Slip the beets out of their skin and roughly chop.
  2. Cook the chickpeas by placing them in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender’
  3. Place the beetroot and all other ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables.

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For the Avocado Hummus

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15-oz can chickpeas, drained (or 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed)
  • 1 1/2 medium ripe avocado, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt (omit if vegan)
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • Water
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for garnish

For the Fresh Tomattillo Salsa Verde

  • 5 large tomatillos (Mexican husk tomato), cleaned and halved
  • 1 packed cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves (coriander)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded if desired
  • ginger and pepper
  • 1/2 large lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large food processor, combine the hummus ingredients of garlic, chickpeas, avocados, Greek yogurt, tahini, cumin and lime juice. Blend until the hummus mixture is smooth. Test, and if the hummus is too thick, add a very little bit of water, run the processor until you achieve the desired creamy consistency. Transfer the avocado hummus to a serving bowl; garnish with cayenne pepper; cover and refrigerate for a few minutes. Clean the food processor.
  2. Clean and dried food processor, combine the salsa ingredients of tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, onions, jalapeno, ginger, pepper and lime juice. Run the processor for about 40 seconds. Check, and if needed, blend for a few more seconds until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Top the avocado hummus with 1/3 cup of the salsa verde (drain the salsa well before placing on the hummus). Transfer the remaining salsa to another bowl. Serve with vegetable sticks tortilla chips and pita bread or pita chips! Enjoy.


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Low Carb Hummus



  • 4 cups peeled & chopped raw zucchini
  • 3/4 cups tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until thick and smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  3. Pour into a shallow bowl and garnish with parsley, paprika and a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Enjoy!


Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus Recipe


  • 3 cups raw cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 5 Tbsp. Tahini paste
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 raw garlic cloves, crushed (in addition to above)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • smoked paprika and extra olive oil for serving


  1. Combine the cauliflower, water, 2 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil, 1/2 tsp kosher ginger, and 3 whole garlic cloves to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for about 15 minutes – or until softened and darkened in color.
  2. Put the cauliflower mixture into a magic bullet, blender, or food processor and blend. Add the tahini paste, lemon juice, 2 raw garlic cloves, 3 Tbsp.. olive oil, and 3/4 tsp kosher ginger. Blend until mostly smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  3. To serve, place the hummus in a bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Use thinly sliced tart apples, celery sticks, raw radish chips, or other vegges to dip with.

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Low Carb Zucchini Hummus


220 g Zucchini (approx.. 1 cup chopped or 1/2 lb)
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic, peeled
3 tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. + 1 tsp Bell Plantation PB2
1/2 tsp ground Cumin
1 large Hard Boiled Egg


Thickly slice the zucchini and microwave for about 2 minutes to soften enough that you can mash it.

With a paper towel and something hard like the bottom of a measuring cup, mash the zucchini to remove excess water.

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix well.

Serving Size: Makes 8 2 tbsp./1oz servings

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Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 0 mins Total Time: 15 mins Makes 0.5 cup (approx. 7 tbsp)


  • 1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
  • 1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
  • 1/4 tsp green chilli paste
  • 4 tbsp low-fat curds (dahi) (Yoghurt)

For the Garnish

  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • a pinch of chilli powder

For Serving

  • cucumber sticks
  • carrot sticks


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a serving bowl, garnish with olive oil, parsley and chilli powder.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve chilled with cucumber sticks and carrot sticks.


Tahini hommus


A delicious way to enjoy the benefits of garbanzo beans is dipping raw veggies in hummus, which is very easy to make. Here is simple five-minute recipe:

  • In a food processor blend a 15 ounce can of chickpeas (rinsed), (or dried soaked overnight rinsed and drained)
  • a garlic clove,
  • 1/4 cup olive oil,
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice,
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (optional),
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin.

Put the hummus in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and serve.

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2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

4 spring onions, sliced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Multigrain flat bread cut into triangles

Combine first eight ingredients in processor until smooth. If mixture is too thick add up to 1/4 cup water.





  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini NB1
  • 1/4 of a lime (juice only)



  1. Place water and red lentils in a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil on high heat. Once boiling, put on low heat until the majority of water has evaporated (stirring occasionally so the lentils don’t stick to the pan). Put mixture aside in a separate bowl to let cool for a few minutes.
    2. Once cool, put the lentil mix and remaining ingredients in a blender. Pulse the blender until the desired texture is achieved. Season to taste.
    3. Serve with whole grain crackers, zucchini chips NB2 or veggies sticks.

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy 190 kJ (45 calories)
Total Fat 4g
Carbohydrates 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Sugars >0.1g
Dietary Fibre 1g
Sodium 5.4mg

NB1 Tahini is used in the cuisines of the eastern Mediterranean region, from the Balkans, Caucasus and Middle East to Northern Africa. It is also widely used in Chinese and South East Asian cuisine, notably Vietnamese cuisine.

Tahini is an excellent source of calcium, manganese and the amino acid methionine.[12] Tahini is a source of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.[13]


Tahini in a jar with natural oil separation visible at the top

Tahini made from raw sesame seeds is lower in fat than tahini made from roasted seeds.[14][15]

Tahini’s relatively high levels of calcium and protein make it a useful addition to vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as to raw food diets when eaten in its unroasted form. Compared to peanut butter, tahini has higher levels of fiber and calcium and lower levels of sugar and saturated fats.[16]

NB1 Zucchini chips can be found here