Recipes that are easy to make from the available ingredients are for those who fast or don’t eat the food of animal origin.
An oriental dish that is great for sandwiches. It is prepared from chickpeas, which are sold in most large stores. Hummus is a nutritious dish that allows you to normalize blood cholesterol and help the nervous system. Hummus also lowers blood sugar and is rich in protein.
- 300 g dry chickpeas;
- 30-100 g of sesame seeds;
- 3 cloves of garlic;
- 4–7 tablespoons of lemon juice;
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil;
It’s better to cook chickpeas in advance. Rinse it well and soak for 10-15 hours. Whether or not to peel the chickpeas is up to you. Without husk, a more delicate and uniform composition is obtained, and with husk an interesting texture. Cook the chickpeas for 2 hours without salt and spices. You can check the readiness of chickpeas by crushing a pea between your fingers. Leave the chickpea broth, it will still be needed.
Lightly fry the sesame seeds until golden brown and grind in a coffee grinder. Mix sesame seeds with garlic and olive oil and chop in a blender until smooth. Add chickpeas and 300 ml of broth, continuing to grind. In the finished dish, add lemon juice and salt to taste.
2. Pumpkin cream soup
If you want something original that can be prepared in just half an hour, pumpkin cream soup with celery is an excellent solution.
- 1 bunch of celery;
- 400 g pumpkin;
- 1 onion;
- spices to taste;
- crackers for serving.
Cut vegetables and put on fire. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain part of the broth so that the vegetables are slightly covered with water. About a cup of broth can be left in case the soup turns out to be too thick.
Remove the pan from the heat and grind the vegetables to a uniform creamy state with a blender. If the soup is too thin, add a little flour, but not more than a tablespoon. Add spices. In the finished soup, you can add a few tablespoons of sesame. Garlic and paprika are also great, and if you want the soup to become more yellow, add curry.
Better pumpkin soup goes well with crackers. You need to add them immediately before serving.
3. Couscous with vegetables
Finding couscous is not a problem. And the main plus of couscous it does not need to be cooked.
- 250 g couscous;
- 250 ml of hot water;
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
- vegetables to taste;
- salt to taste;
- vegetable oil for frying.
Boil water. Add olive oil to it and salt to taste. Pour couscous into almost boiling water and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Or you can measure a glass of water, boil it in a teapot and pour couscous with boiling water.
Fry the vegetables you like best. For example, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Add the prepared couscous to the pan to the fried vegetables, mix and serve.