Heart Healthy Red Pepper Hummus

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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions: 

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.