Food time Friday – Clean Condiments

Coming into the second weekend on the Gingersneezes Eats Clean challenge I am hoping you have all been starting to notice some healthy benefits. To avoid getting stuck in a rut or pattern I figured I would share some super tasty condiment style foods that will help bring a burst of flavour to any meal or snack. Hopefully it will help to keep things interesting for you as this challenge progresses.

Spicy Hummus:

1/2 cup
Tahini
1 can Chickpeas with liquid (salt free, organic if possible)
Squeeze of Lemon (about 1tsp)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (you can omit or increase depends on your tastes)
1/2 jalapeño seeded and diced
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for topping.

  1. In a blender/food processor or with a hand blender mix the above ingredients together until creamy.
  2. If you like less creamy hummus do not add all of the liquid from the can of chickpeas.
  3. Place hummus in a bowl and top with a bit of additional oil if desired. Keeps for about 7 days.

Roasted Garlic Hummus:

1/2 cup Tahini
1 can Chickpeas with liquid (salt free, organic if possible)
Squeeze of Lemon (about 1tsp)
1 bulb of garlic
1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for topping.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take the bulb of garlic and cut the top so that the cloves are exposed. Wrap in tinfoil and place directly in the oven. Allow to cook for 35-40minutes.
  2. Once roasted remove from oven and peel back tin foil to allow to cool.
  3. In a blender/food processor mix the above ingredients together until creamy. If you like less creamy hummus do not add all of the liquid from the can of chickpeas.
  4. Place hummus in a bowl and top with a bit of additional oil if desired. Keeps for about 7 days.

Salsa:

1 medium sized tomato, seeds removed
1/4 green pepper
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (can be omitted if you don’t like the taste)
1 small shallot, diced
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic salt Pepper to your

This will be easiest in a food processor, however if you do not have one you can just chop everything up really fine and mix it all together in a bowl.

  1. Add green pepper, jalapeno and shallot and chop for a few seconds, then add cilantro and tomatoes, you will only need to processes the mixture for another couple of seconds as the tomato breaks down fast.
  2. Remove from food process and place in bowl, manually stir in lime juice, garlic salt and olive oil.
  3. Serve and enjoy. This goes great with corn chips and rice crackers. It is also super tasty as a salad dressing, and as a dip for your carrots.

Jam:

1 cup of blueberries or strawberries or raspberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 drop of raw honey (if additional sweetness is required)

  1. Place fruit in a food blender and purée. Continue to chop until all larger chunks have been ground up.
  2. Mix in chia seeds and honey by hand.
  3. Transfer mixture into a seal-able glass jar, and let sit for a couple hours to overnight. In the morning you will have some tasty jam for your Ezikle bread or whole wheat english muffins. Keeps for about 7 – 10 days.

I hope that these flavour items help to spice up (literally in some cases) your meals.I will keep working on different sauces and stuff to hopefully bring you something new and tasty really soon. If you are looking for ideas drop me a line with what you are craving and I can try and curve my cooking creativity in that direction.

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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