- 1 finely chopped tomato
- 1/2 finely chopped cucumber, washed and skin on
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons olives, pitted and cut into rounds
- 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
- freshly ground pepper
- 800 g chickpeas, boiled or canned
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 clove of garlic
- 100 g tahini
- 100 g feta cheese
Cold Chickpea and Tahini Soup
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- Use a spoon to gently mix together the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, feta cheese, parsley and salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside until needed.
- Beat the chickpeas, lime juice, olive oil, ground cumin, tahini, salt and pepper in a food processor.
- Add water until a desired consistency is reached. The correct consistency for this soup is quite thick. We don’t want it to be too runny.
- Season to taste.
- Transfer soup to a serving bowls and top with tomato mixture and add some extra ground cumin and olive oil…
- It is an exceptionally easy and tasty recipe to use up any leftover chickpeas.
You can remove the seeds from the tomatoes before chopping them! Cut them in half, horizontally and remove the seeds with a spoon!
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.
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