[difficulty] easy
[serving] 4
  • 1 x 400g canned chickpeas (don’t drain!)
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Za’Atar spice blend
[time] 15 minutes
  1. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Stir in the Za’Atar and remove from heat. Let cool.
  2. Drain the chickpea liquid into a pan and warm through with the cumin.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and blend with the chickpeas, tahini, yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic.
  4. Put into an airtight container and sprinkle with the Za’Atar spices.

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ChickpeasAlso known as Garbanzo beans, chickpeas have been a staple in Middle Eastern diets for thousands of years. Rich in fibre and vitamins, they can help with weight management and improved digestion. Chickpeas are also packed with plant-based protein, making them a go-to for vegans and vegetarians as an alternative to meat.
Olive OilOlive oil is a fabulous source of healthy fats. Don't let the name fool you, healthy fats are essential to our overall functioning. In fact, moderate intake of olive oil has been linked to healthy weight management! Olive oil is also high in antioxidants which have been shown to reduce the risk of illness.
Natural YoghurtWith its smooth, creamy texture and slightly tangy flavour, this fermented dairy product yoghurt is a gut health staple. Made with live (good) bacteria, It's sometimes referred to as the 'original health food', helping with immune function, weight loss and more.

Emily English

Emily is a fully qualified, registered nutritionist with a degree from Kings College London. We had the pleasure of working with Emily to develop some delicious sugar-free meals for our #SugarlessSundays movement. Emily believes that nutrition goes beyond what we eat; it is also about how we eat, our environment and our lifestyles. This holistic approach carries over to her private work, where she caters to her clients' unique nutritional needs, helping them optimise their health.

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