Why not kick off your Valentine’s Day meal with this simple, yet nourishing and tasty snack which is not only low in saturated fat, but also a good source of fibre and iron. Proving that a romantic Valentine’s dinner can actually be good for you, this dish is low in sodium and sugar, is cholesterol-free and also contains protein!
- 1 clove of garlic – crushed
- 2 tb olive oil
- 1 ripe avocado – mashed
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- 100g chickpeas – canned or pre-soaked
- 1 fresh tomato – diced finely
- Pepper, salt and dried chilli flakes or small amount of fresh red chilli (if desired) to taste
- Pre-heat grill or oven to a moderate temperature.
- Mix 1Tb olive oil with the crushed garlic and spread with a brush evenly across the pita bread and then bake for 3-5 minutes until crisp. Let cool and break into triangles.
- Combine avocado, tomato, coriander, 1 Tb olive oil and chickpeas into a bowl and mix well. Then add salt, pepper and dried chilli flakes to taste.
- Serve salsa with pita chips.
|Nutrient||Per Serve (serving size 172g)||Per 100g|
|Energy (kJ)||1081.10 (258kcal)||629.67(150kcal)|
|Total fat (g)||17.72||10.32|
|Saturated fat (g)||3.63||2.12|
|Polyunsaturated fat (g)||2.60||1.51|
|Monounsaturated fat (g)||10.45||6.09|
|Dietary fibre (g)||5.63||3.28|
|Folate,total DFE (µg)||79.04||46.03|