Forget guacamole, this Turmeric, Chickpea and Carrot Kefir Dip makes a great side dish for veggies, crackers, crisps or just as it is. Simple and easy to make, this nutritious recipe is great for impressing friends and guests.
It also contains gut-friendly ingredients that help the trillions of bacteria in our gut, which play an important role in digesting food and supporting a strong immune system, thrive.
Fibre is great food for our gut microbes, and the hero ingredient of this recipe – carrots – are a relatively good source of fibre (61g of carrots provides 2g of fibre which is 14% of your NRV). Orange carrots are rich in beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, and is associated with good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function. And if you’re considering your 5 a day, 3 heaped tablespoons of cooked carrots will give you one serving. What’s not to love?
Fermented foods made with live cultures, such as Kefir, can provide a dose of live microorganisms crucial to healthy digestion. Biotiful Kefir is also high in protein and calcium, and a source of Vitamins B12 & B2.
Learn more about Kefir and the link with Gut Health.
Once the carrots have been chopped and steam, add everything together in a high-powered blender and blitz.
To serve, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, toasted pine nuts and fresh coriander.