Heart-healthy red bean smoosh with crunchy crudités

Heart-healthy red bean smoosh with crunchy crudités

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The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Serves
1-2
Photographer
Martin Poole

This is very popular lunchtime fare at my house. We often end up chasing each other around the smoosh bowl with a carrot stick, trying to scrape up the last remnants. It’s perfect for taking to work in a lunchbox, or as a starter or snack.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g tinned aduki beans, drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 tablespoons olive oil
a selection fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers or radishes
sea salt
black pepper

Method

  1. Place the beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil in a blender or food processor, season with salt and pepper and blitz into a gorgeous, houmous-like purée.
  2. Cut the vegetables into thin sticks or batons.
  3. Pack the dip and crudités separately and chill until ready to eat. To serve as a starter, fill a bowl with the bean purée and place in the middle of a large serving plate. Surround with the crudités and devour.

Good for:

  • High cholesterol, constipation

Star ingredient:

  • Garlic contains allicin, which helps to reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol. It also contains ajoene, which reduces clotting factors, making this an awesome dish for high cholesterol.
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