Roasted aubergine dip

Easy recipe and a great alternative to hummus

Roast three to four aubergines with some sea salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil
Combine the flesh with three cloves of crushed garlic, two tablespoons of tahini ,the juice of one lemon. Season to taste.

Serve spinkled with sumac,  as a starter with crudites or  flat bread.

Eggplants have wonderful nutritional benefits.

Low GI, perfect when keep your blood sugar levels at bay
Rich in fibre and incredibly versatile
Lower Blood pressure ( high in potassium and low in sodium)
High in the antioxidant Nasunin, which can help prevent the growth and multiplication of cancer cells
High in the antioxidant Chlorogenic acid, contributes in lowering cholesterol, prevent cancer growth as well and fight off free radicals
Rich in minerals and vitamins

By eating the garlic raw, you obtain a higher nutritional benefit : anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti -cancer properties also listed by Cancer.gov. Garlic contains-sulphur containing compounds which have the ability to stimulate liver enzymes and remove toxins from the body so eat your homemade pestos !

Careful for those who suffer from gout, as eggplants are high in uric acid and high consumptions may not be advisable