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Roasted Beet Hummus (with added seaweed nutrition benefits!)

If you’ve made the magnificient Sweet Potato Falafel recipe (with that boost of seaweed nutrition benefits) from the amazing Marlene Watson-Tara, then what better to go with them that this delicious Roasted Beet Hummus?

Roasted Beet Hummus - with added seaweed nutrition benefits

Roasted Beet Hummus

Nutritionally dense, beautifully colorful and loaded with natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Marlene uses this delicious hummus in wraps, sandwiches, dips and as a topping for salads.

Ingredients

2 medium beets

1 jar organic (16 oz.) or can chickpeas

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp. tahini

¼ tsp Hebridean Ascophyllum Seaweed

Directions

Preheat the oven. Wash the beets with a small vegetable brush and wrap in foil. Roast at 180/375°F until very soft. When cooled, slice beet and add to a high speed blender or food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Blend to desired texture.

Seaweed Nutrition Benefits

This great seaweed recipe is another example of just how incredibly easy it is to get seaweed nutrition benefits in your diet.

Even 1/4 teaspoon provides plenty of your daily iodine needs, as our Hebridean Ascophyllum Seaweed is a natural, safe good source of iodine.  This is in addition to a plethora of other minerals and micro-nutrients being present.  Seaweed really is the super-superfood!

In addition to the nutritional boosts, and EU Approved Health claims our seaweed can provide, it also offers salt replacement and flavour enhancement properties.  You can see from Marlene’s recipe above that there is no added salt.  This additional seaweed benefit is due to the umami flavours of the seaweed, linked to the glutamates naturally present in our seaweed that can enhance flavour.  You may not know that mono sodium glutamate was originally derived from seaweed naturally, and why certain seaweeds are used as the base for broths and other dishes to make stocks and enhance flavour.

It is well know that many of us eat far too much salt, and so this is another of the seaweed nutrition benefits that you can get from using seaweed in your foods  – whether a manufacturer or a consumers.

Please get in touch to find out more.

For more of Marlene’s amazing recipes get her book here

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