Today I’m super excited to share a guest recipe from Dylan Cutler at PhruitfulDish.
Dylan’s vegan recipes are healthy, delicious and visually stunning. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Dylan is a PhD candidate and her research focuses on women’s reproductive health, specifically polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Striving to find ways to manage PCOS through lifestyle changes, Dylan uses her intense knowledge of the topic to create nutritious plant-based recipes to share with women with PCOS. This hummus recipe combines simple healthy ingredients; it’s quick and easy to make but the results are amazing.
Garlic Turmeric Hummus
by Dylan Cutler (PhruitfulDish)
I designed this high-protein snack specifically for fighting inflammation and disease. Garlic has been shown to help lower inflammation, boost immune functioning and kill cancer cells (it is most potent when eaten raw!). Turmeric, a well-researched spice, is responsible for the bright yellow color. It has been shown to help prevent diabetes and treat depression (one study demonstrated turmeric is as effective as Prozac).
• 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 10-15 peeled garlic cloves, roasted or raw
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• 1/2 tsp turmeric
• 1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Optional: Roast whole garlic bulbs in oven for 30 min at 400°F (see directions). Alternatively, if your garlic is already peeled then throw the peeled cloves in the oven. This method will only take 15-20 min.
2. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth (add water to help with blending and scrape down sides when food processor gets stuck).
3. Sprinkle with herb of choice and serve.
• garlic = helps lower cholesterol, an antibiotic, & blood cleanser which relaxes blood vessels for easier blood flow
• extra virgin olive oil = anti-inflammatory, studies show 1-2 tbsp a day can lower risk of certain types of cancers
• rosemary = anti-inflammatory, has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells
• turmeric = anti-inflammatory, helps lower blood glucose levels, anti-depressant, black pepper increases bioavailability
• cumin = has been shown to lower blood glucose and insulin levels
photo credit: Dylan Cutler (PhruitfulDish)