H U M M U S 

  
Hummus is a chickpea based dip that is staple in middle-eastern cuisine and is enjoyed across the world. Packed with healthy fats, hummus is our family’s go-to snack. I have been eating hummus for as long as I can remember and it is one of those best things that is so simple to make. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup tahini sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 garlic gloves 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • Olive oil for garnish 
  • Parsley for garnish 

Directions:

  • Rise the chickpeas in cold water and add it to your food processor.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients and turn on the food processor until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Garnish with olive oil, parsley and chickpeasas.
  • Serve with your favourite bread. 

Enjoy,

Shahad xo 

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G U A C A M O L E

Made with ripe avocados, tossed with cilantro and served with tortilla chips; this recipe is beyond delicious. It is the best recipe E V E R. So go get ready and turn on your favourite show on Netflix and let’s enjoy this guac recipe.
  
Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocados (large)
  • Tomatoes (1/2 cup)
  • Onions (2 green onions chopped)
  • Lime (juice of 1 and a half)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp) 
  • Pepper ( 1/4 tsp)
  • Cumin (1/4 tsp)
  • Siracha 

Instructions:

Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop the flesh in a medium bowl

  

Chop your tomatoes into cubes 

  

Chop your green onions and cilantro 

  
Add all ingredients on top of the avocados 

  

Use a potato masher to mash your avocados and to combine all ingredients together.
  
Serve with your favourite tortilla chips and enjoy! 

Shahad xo  

Zucchini Yogurt Salad 

I am not a big fan of raw zucchini but I totally understand the benefits of eating raw vegetables. Zuchini is so good for you as it is an amazing source of magnesium, fibre, folate as well as vitamin C. Therefore, I decided to give my cucumber yogurt salad a twist by adding zucchini instead of cucumber and this salad was just as good (Yum!). All I did was add shredded zucchini instead of chopped cucumber and I kept all ingredients the same. For exact measurements and detailed instructions, continue reading below.  

  

 Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste 
  • Parsley for garnish

Directions: 

  • In a medium bowl, shred your zucchini 
  • In a spectate bowl, add your yogurt along with mashed garlic and salt
  • Mix your yogurt until you get a creamy consistency.
  • Add your yogurt mixture to your shredded zucchini bowl.
  • Mix until all ingredients are combined
  • Garnish with chopped parsley

Enjoy!

Shahad xo

Baba Ghanoush 

Happy Long Weekend everyone. I know that a lot of you have been BBQing and I thought I would share this amazing and BBQ friendly recipe with you all. Baba Ghanoush is a stable appetizer in Mediterranean cuisine. It is versatile and can be enjoyed with a variety of main dishes but mostly with BBQ.   

 

So here is how to make it,

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant 

3 garlic gloves

1/4 cup tahini sauce ( use more for thickening)

1/4 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice or to taste

1/2 tsp salt or to taste 

1 tablespoon Olive oil 

Parsley for garnish 

Paprika for garnish

Process: 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees C and with a fork or a knife, prick your eggplant on all sides and wrap it with a foil. Place your eggplant on a baking sheet and grill for about 55-60 mins. When done, let it cool down for about 15 mins and then start peeling off the grilled eggplant skin. Place the eggplant in a food processing machine. Add the rest of your ingredients. Process until all ingredients are well combined but DON’T over-process as you don’t want a very runny consistency and if you get a runny consistency use tahini sauce to thicken your mixture. Garnish your Baba Ghanoush with chopped parsley, paprika and olive oil.

Enjoy! 
Shahad xo

Cucumber, Yogurt Salad  

 If you are like me who can easily get bored from eating plain yogurt, then you are in the right place! This recipe is so easy and requires only a couple of ingredients. You can eat it by itself or you can devour it as a side with many other main dishes. All you need for this recipe is some cucumber, yogurt, garlic and thyme. For precise measurements, continue reading below. 

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped cucumber 
1 cup yogurt 
3 garlic gloves 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil for garnish 
Process:
In a medium bowl combine yogurt, mashed garlic, thyme and salt Mix until you get a creamy consistency. Add this mixture to a bowl containing chopped cucumber. Mix your ingredients together and drizzle your olive oil on top and voila 🙂 
Let me know if you would recreate this recipe and if so, what would you change about it. Enjoy!
Shahad xo

Eggplant, Feta Cheese Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large Eggplant
  • 1 large Cucumber
  • 1 medium sized Tomato
  • 1 large pepper
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Feta cheese
  • ½ cup Cooked Quinoa
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place your thinly sliced eggplant on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and then bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown

Cook quiona as directed on the package. Then add your veggies and lemon olive oil dressing. Mix well and let your salad sit for about 15 minutes before serving (this is the secret since you want all ingredients to be very well combined and your eggplant to soak the dressing). Bon appetite 🙂

With love,

Shahad xo