- 500 g white beans
- 1 clove of garlic, optional
- 120 – 150 ml olive oil
- 150 g tahini
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- ¼ teaspoon chili flakes, optional
- grated zest and juice from 1 lemon
- generous amount of freshly ground pepper
1 hour 30 min
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- In a bowl, add a generous amount of cold water, ½ teaspoon of salt and the beans.
- Refrigerate and allow them to soak for 12-24 hours. After 12 hours the beans will double in size from the moisture.
- When ready, drain and rinse with cold running water.
- Place a pot filled with water over medium to high heat.
- Add the beans and boil for 1 hour.
- When ready, drain and set them aside in a strainer for 4 minutes, until all of the moisture has evaporated.
- Transfer beans to a food processor.
- Add the garlic and puree.
- Stop processing and add the olive oil, tahini, cumin, paprika, chili flakes, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper.
- Beat until you create a nice, thick paste. If you want the mixture to be thinner, add a little water.
- Serve with an assortment of vegetables, toasted bread and rusks.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.