This rocket hummus (arugula hummus) is an easy but tasty summer treat suitable for vegans.
One of the many things I love about the summer is the abundance of herbs, greens and the many other veg that we have access to. I am very good at drawing up plans as to what herbs and veg go where. Freddy is very good at bringing those plans to life. Perfect as we are trying to incorporate more fresh vegetables into our diet as well as follow a healthier diet.
This year along with courgettes, we have a huge abundance of rocket (arugula). I love love love adding rocket to salads, pasta, sandwiches and soups. And to change things up a little, I have been whipping up this rocket hummus. It makes such an easy weeknight supper or quick impromptu lunch especially if like me, chickpeas are a pantry staple. It is easy on the wallet, full of protein from the chickpeas, uses up left over rocket (or other greens) and is suitable for vegans.
I tend to serve this with some pitta or crusty bread, a few tomatoes and loads of toasted seeds. Works a treat.
Here is how to make my rocket hummus (arugula hummus). If you do make it, then please share your pictures with me on Instagram as I would love to see them.
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Rocket Hummus and Redmond SkyScales Review
- 400 g (14oz) tin chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp water
- Juice from 1.5 lemons
- 1.5 tbsp light tahini
- 60 g (2oz) rocket arugula
- Add all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz into a paste.
- Check for seasoning and add extra lemon juice if necessary.
- Transfer into a dish and top with some toasted seeds and salad cress and serve
Being a food blogger can be rather unforgiving on your waistline. So I really, really have to keep an eye on what I eat and which In itself is very time consuming. So that is why I am pleased to now own my very own set of Redmond Smart Kitchen SkyScales. These modern kitchen scales come with extra functionality thanks to the R4S mobile app.
How they work is that as you weight you ingredients, not only can you immediately view weight data, but you can also see the nutritional and calorie data as well. All you need to do is download the app and sync the scales with the app on your phone or tablet and weigh your ingredients away and the data will instantly appear on screen. And even better, after weighing separate ingredients, the app will calculate the total calorific value of the dish you are cooking.
So these rather awesome scales can tell you the calorific and nutritional information in your meal. So no more having to spend ages working it out yourself especially when you are whipping up a more complicated meal. And it certainly makes following a healthier meal plan much easier.
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