Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Broccoli with Hummus SO GOOD!

Healthy and yummy snack!

Did you know that Broccoli packs the most nutritional punch of ANY vegetable?
Broccoli's noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber.

And Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
provide an excellent source of molybdenum*. They are a very good source of folic acid, fiber, and manganese. They are also a good source of protein, as well as minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium.

*molybdenum which is a trace mineral that is needed for the
body's mechanism to detoxify sulfite's.

Steamed Broccoli with Hummus Recipe

-19-ounce can chick-peas, rinsed and drained (about 2 cups)
  • -3 tablespoons well-stirred tahini (sesame seed paste)*
  • -3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • -1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • -1 garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1 teaspoon salt
  • -3 to 6 tablespoons water
  • -1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed well, spun dry, and minced
  • -1 pound broccoli, tough ends of stems discarded

In a food processor purée chick-peas, tahini, lemon juice, oil, and garlic paste and, if a smoother texture is desired, force through a fine sieve into a bowl. Whisk in enough water to reach a pourable but still thick consistency and stir in parsley and salt to taste.

Cut broccoli stems into spears about 5 inches long with flowerets 1 1/2 inches wide. On a steamer rack set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

Serve broccoli topped with hummus.

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Steamed-Broccoli-with-Hummus-13028#ixzz0qJ0FOqC1

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.

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