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White Bean Hummus

Join us on our food journey in 2018 and lets create a food revolution! This year we will be blogging lots about delicious healthy recipes for you to try and also posting videos with handy tips to help you out when your trying out these recipes. This weeks recipe is our delicious White Bean Hummus. It features in the newly launched Carlow Cookbook, not only is it delicious but a super healthy recipe too.

One of the main ingredients in our recipe is our Tahini, which is the only Irish produced Tahini produced in Co. Carlow and based on a traditional family Greek recipe. It’s very high in protein, fibre, low in satured fat and of course very high in healthy fats. Tahini is becoming very popular because of its high nutritional value. Tahini is also gluten free, diary free and suitable for vegans. 

It can be used in various salad recipes and because of it’s high nutritional value is often regarded as a superfood.We also use our very own ‘Oleum’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the recipe, which has won more than 20 global taste awards. It is cold pressed with a very low acidity level which is key to a premium extra virgin olive oil. Check out our short video on youtube for some of those handy tips!!

Our White Bean Recipe is ready and waiting for you to try it out!

You can also find the link to our recipe on our FB page

https://www.facebook.com/TheSoulofCrete/posts/856929421146194

If you’d like to learn more about us and our journey so far check out this great video produced and supported by the Carlow Local Enterprise Board, Carlow County Council, Carlow Tourism and Ireland’s Ancient East.

Let us know how you get on with our White Bean Hummus salad recipe!


How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, an essential nutritional food for the world’s longest living cultures.

We have previously talked about the Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and now we are going to look at where to use Extra Virgin olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be used for different dishes such as cooked or uncooked meals.
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Health Benefits Of Olive Oil | Olive Oil Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil have been well researched and proven. The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet can be closely linked to the amounts of Olive Oil included in almost every meal. Olive trees have been growing around the Mediterranean region since about 3,000 B.C. High quality extra virgin olive oil has been extensively researched and has been proven to have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and a number of heart healthy macronutrients.
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What is Tahini?

Tahini is an extremely nutritional paste which is made from ground sesame seeds. It is also known as sesame butter or sesame paste. Tahini originates from the countries of the Mediterranean. It can be blended with a selection of other ingredients to make dressings, dips, sauces and spreads.
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