Healthy Holiday Eats: Yammy Chickpea Dip
'Tis the season for celebration, but that doesn't have to mean indulging in unhealthy food (well, not all the time, anyway)!
One of my favorite healthy appetizers is hummus. I am a dip girl! And what I love about hummus is that you can play with so many different flavors and add so much variety to a dish that is made up of mostly chickpeas.
I attended the Calgary Health Show last year and picked up this really great recipe book called Cleansing With Food by nutritionists Kim Marchuk and Barbara Rempel. They have such a simple and delicious hummus recipe with yams that I thought I would share with you:
Yammy Chickpea Dip
Combine in food processor:
- 1 medium yam cooked
- 1 can (19 oz) of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp of sea salt
While blending in food processor add:
- ½ cup of olive oil
Feel free to flavor with: cayenne, paprika, chipotle, and/or fresh ground pepper.
Serve with cut up veggies, gluten-free crackers or simply on its own!
Yams are an excellent source of Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, Vitamin B6 and fibre, helping with boosting the immune system, balancing blood sugar and blood pressure - so dig in!