The garbanzo beans and olive oil in this recipe both help with blood fat regulation, including lowering levels of LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, and triglycerides. The red pepper is rich in lycopene and vitamins A and C, all of which are fabulous for heart health.
1 can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1/2 organic red bell pepper
1/3 cup organic tahini (usually found in the nut butter aisle)
2 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves organic garlic, peeled and minced
Juice of 1 medium OR 2 small organic lemons
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
Himalayan or sea salt to taste
Puree all ingredients in food until smooth and creamy.
Enjoy with a rainbow of fresh organic veggies:
carrots, celery, radishes, squash, zucchini, string beans, bell peppers, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, etc.