Almond, Parsley and Feta Dip
an ode to almonds
Almonds are tree nuts that are very high in monounsaturated fats, protein, fiber and other essential nutrients. For example, almonds provide you with magnesium, manganese and vitamin E which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps to build up and maintain cell membranes in your body. Almonds are also known to help reduce blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels. Even though you might buy a pack of almonds and check their calorie count (a handful is about 30g which can be translated to ~170 calories) they promote weight loss and reduce hunger. So if you can stick to eating a handful each day, your entire system will thank you! If you can choose, always go for whole almonds that still carry their skin because that is where most of the antioxidants come from. Go ahead and treat yourself to a couple of almonds right now!
Prep Time: 5 min
Servings: 1 delicious and nutritious jar
For this recipe you will need:
1 cup almonds, toasted
a handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 cup crumbled feta
½ cup plant-based milk or water
1 tsp paprika
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano
pepper and salt
- In a food processor, blend all ingredients until you achieve a creamy, rich yet still slightly chunky consistency.
- Transfer the dip to a bowl and serve along with crackers (such as flatbread crackers), fresh veggies and some more toasted nuts.
- Enjoy and keep on dipping!