Ibiza is in two weeks time and I’m currently cutting all unnecessary calories out of my staple foods. Today for my dinner I made hummus with carrot sticks, alongside a bowl of vegetable soup. Low calorie foods always seems to taste better, I’m pretty sure it’s mostly to do with it being completely guilt free and feeling so refreshed afterwards.
Here’s how to make a divine tasting dip, extremely low calorie, and full of goodness. (Mine made about five or six portions, it can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container to come and nibble at whenever you’re hungry.)
Half a tin of chickpeas
1 small red pepper
Small handful of red cabbage
8 baby plum tomatoes
1 tbsp of concentrated tomato paste
2 tbsp of Alpro plain soya yogurt
Big handful of spinach
2 spring onions
Juice from half a lemon
Sprinkles of salt, pepper, smoked paprika, oregano and basil
1 carrot for sticks to dip
- Wash all vegetables before cutting your pepper and adding it to the blender.
- Add all other ingredients except for spring onions.
- Blend the mixture, adding herbs and flavourings slowly until the required taste.
- Chop the spring onion and spoon it into the mixture.
- Cut the carrot into sticks and enjoy!
Hummus is so easy to make which is why it is perfect for anyone, especially those with a busy schedule! Oil just isn’t necessary to make a great tasting dip, so using soya yogurt is the perfect replacement but any plain low calorie yoghurt you have in the fridge would work well.
Love Siân xo