Hummus, Fig and Olive Tapenade on a Crustini

Hummus, Fig and Olive Tapenade on a Crustini
Hummus, Fig and Olive Tapenade on a Crustini
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This snack is one of my favourite apps, great to take to parties for that wow factor.
Hummus, Fig and Olive Tapenade on a Crustini
Print Recipe
This snack is one of my favourite apps, great to take to parties for that wow factor.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Soak dried figs in a bowl of warm water for approx an hour to rehydrate. Once tender and plump remove and set aside.
Fig and Olive Tapanade
  1. Add sacha inchi seeds to blender. Pulse till ground. Set aside
  2. Once figs have been rehydrated chop and blend until chopped.
  3. Add olives, capers, oregano, and fresh squeezed juice. Blend (pulse) until finely chopped
  4. Transfer mix to a bowl, season with pepper. Stir in 3/4 of the sasha inchi seeds and set aside to garnish crustini.
Hummus
  1. You can use store bought as long as you know the ingredients. If you want to use your own feel free to choose a recipe of choice.
Crustini's
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F
  2. With a rolling pin, flatten the slices of bread
  3. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out round shapes
  4. Mix olive oil and garlic together, lightly brush onto each round.
  5. Lightly sprinkle with rosemary. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 min in a single layer.
  6. When golden brown you can remove and let cool on a metal wrack. Once cooled spread hummus layer then top with a dollop of tapenade. Garnish with remaining sasha inchi seeds an fresh fig slice.
Recipe Notes

This is one of the most filling and satisfying snacks in the summer. The healthy aspect of all the ingredients will have you feeling great. Did you know that capers are flowers? This spice-bud contains many phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins essential for optimum health. Capers are one of the plant sources high in flavonoid compounds rutin (or rutoside) and quercetin.  They are low in calories as well, but I hope you aren;t still into counting those.

  • Research studies suggest that quercetin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Furthermore, rutin strengthen capillaries and inhibits platelet clump formation in the blood vessels. Both these actions of rutin help in smooth circulation of blood in very small vessels. Rutin has found application in some in trial treatments for hemorrhoids, varicose veins and in bleeding conditions such as hemophilia. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals
  • The spicy buds contain healthy levels of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin, and riboflavin. Niacin helps lower LDL cholesterol.
  • Furthermore, minerals like calcium, iron, and copper are present in them. High sodium levels are because of added granular sea salt (sodium chloride).
  • Caper parts have been used to relieve rheumatic pain in traditional medicines.
  • The spicy caper pickles traditionally added to recipes as appetite stimulant. In addition, they help relieve stomachache and flatulence conditions.
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