1. Add 5 full-sized, ripe tomatoes to blender with 3 full-size red chillies. Make sure to cut the tail off of the chillies first.
2. Add 1 - 2 C of pine nuts. The more pine nuts you use, the creamier and heartier it will be. So, if you want it less creamy/filling, then use less pine nuts.
3. Include half of a lemon, or about 1 tsp of ACV, and 2 cloves of garlic.
4. Add about 2 tbsp of olive oil (or more if you want added healthy fats and a runnier mixture).
5. Spice with sea salt and fresh cilantro as you like it.
6. Option to add filtered water if you want it to be more runny.
7. Blend and enjoy!
If you're anything like me, then you're addicted to hot sauce too. Unfortunately, most store-bought hot sauce has preservative and sugar in it! Which is why I've got creative making my own instead.
This is just one of many super simple recipes to spice up your salads, use as a dip, or anything else that might need a little extra fire.
Lemon or apple cider vinegar
Serving size made about 3 full cups of sauce
1. Add 5 tomatoes, 3 red chillies, and 1/2 of a juiced lemon to blender. Make sure to cut the tail off of the chillies first.
2. Include about 1 C of pine nuts. If you like creamier sauce, or want a heartier nutrition value- then add an extra cup.
3. Put in 2 large cloves of garlic.
4. Spice with sea salt and cilantro to your liking.
5. Include about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you want additional healthy fats, or just like a runnier mixture- then add more. Option to add a dash of filtered water, as well.
6. Blend to your liking and enjoy!
This one is perfect as a topper for salads, as a really healthy substitute for dressing (especially for people who prefer creamy dressing as opposed to vinaigrette!).
It's also a great dip or spread, as well.
I love this mixture because it offers a good amount of health fats, as well as a little boost of protein- making it quite hearty.
Lemon or apple cider vinegar
YourSuperFood Super Green blend (optional)
This serving size made about 2 C worth of dip.
1. Cut and peel 1 ripe avocado. Add to blender.
2. Include 2 heaping tablespoons of tahini and one glove of garlic.
3. Add olive oil to your liking, and 1 heaping tablespoon of YourSuperFoods Super Green blend.
4. Squeeze half of a lemon, or about 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar.
5. Add sea salt to your liking, and a dash of filtered water to make runnier.
6. Blend and enjoy!
Raw walnuts (no salt or sugar)
*You can also use pine nuts here
Nutritional yeast (optional)
YourSuperFoods Super Green Blend (optional)
1. Add 1 C of raw walnuts with 1 - 1 1/2 C fresh basil leaves.
2. If you like a cheesier flavor, add nutritional yeast to your liking (I used about 1/2 C).
3. Include YourSuperFoods Super Green blend (I used about 1/2 C).
4. Add 2 cloves of fresh garlic, salt to your liking, about 1/4 C of olive oil, and a bit of filtered water (if you like your pesto more runny, then add more water).
5. Blend until it's to the consistency of your preference.
6. Enjoy on top of salad, pizza, roasted veggies, crackers, pasta, ANYTHING!
Ingredients for Classic Hummus:
-Chickpeas: canned or dry (canned is cheaper, but dry is more nutritious with less preservatives)
-Lemon or Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
-Salt and Pepper
1. Open one can of chickpeas, drain fluid, rinse beans with purified water, add to bowl or blender.
2. If you're using dry chickpeas- boil 1 1/2 cups of beans until soft, let cool, add to bowl or blender.
3. Add 1 table spoon of tahini to beans- if you like a creamier consistency, then add more.
4. Squeeze half a lemon onto mixture.
*I've also subbed lemon for ACV- 2 caps fulls (the actual cap of the bottle) for every one can of beans.
5. Add one clove of garlic
*if you're like me, then you'll want more than that!
6. Cover mixture with olive oil- we use A LOT of oil, but it's up to you.
7. Add 1/8 C of purified water
*best to use LESS than you think you need, and add as needed while you blend.
8. Add salt and pepper as needed
*we also like to add Cayenne Pepper at this point!
9. Blend to a consistency of your liking.
10. Option to drizzle olive oil over the finished product.
The great thing about hummus is that is can be added to just about everything! Ok, well at least anything savory.
Here are a few of my go-to's:
-Salads as a substitute for dressing
-Sandwich as a substitute for condiments
-Spread on bagels
-Dipping artichokes as a substitute for butter or mayo
*add avocado and alfalfa sprouts!
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