A recent study in the British Medical Journal reports that people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet – that features fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, fish and olive oil – may lower live longer!
For the best in Mediterranean-Style recipe,
try Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Homemade
Go Greek Hummus!
2 cups dry chick peas (garbanzo beans) – about 5 cups cooked (save water)
1/2 to 1/3 cup Lebonese Tahini (sesame paste)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup water (use chickpea cooking water)
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
Place all ingredients – except olive oil – in a blender and blend into a thick paste. Add water (chick pea water) as needed.
Put it in a pretty bowl.
Using a spoon, press the center down.
Then drizzle the olive oil into the center!
Serve at room temperature or refrigerate.
Pitas: If you want to eat as a sandwich, get a great piece of whole wheat pita and stuff it!
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