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13
Mar

Pepper, our ally in the kitchen

The pepper is a vegetable that we can eat practically all year long. In CINATUR we are experts in the production of vegetables and we produce the pepper in its three varieties, red, green and yellow. The distribution of vegetables like this is essential for a balanced diet.

In today’s post we want to share with you some healthy recipes that include this nutritious vegetable which can be eaten both raw and cooked.

Firstly, any variety of pepper contains a high content of vitamin C and vitamin B6, which is very beneficial for everything related to the central nervous system. This food also contains beta-carotene, which helps prevent cancer, eye diseases such as catataraths, heart disease and brain hemorrhages. More specifically, red pepper contains a variant of the carotene called lycopene, which has anticancer properties that are very beneficial for your health.

In CINATUR we have selected our favorite recipes, with an easy elaboration and ideal for any occasion and for any palate.

 

Red pepper pesto

pesto de pimientos rojos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this recipe you need 3 red roasted peppers, 2 garlic cloves, 20 gr of hazelnuts or almonds according to your taste, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons of smoked or sweet paprika, 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, salt and ground pepper to taste. All you have to do is shred all these foods together and Voilà!

 

Roasted red pepper hummus

hummus de pimientos rojos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This recipe is very healthy and it has a very easy processing. You will need 1 pre-roasted red pepper, 2 cups and a half of cooked and peeled chickpeas, 1 garlic clove, 2 lemons squeezed, 1 tablespoon of tahini, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika and another one of cumin powder and salt to taste. Grind and mix all the products and you will have a sauce to accompany with crudités that everybody will love.

 

What are you waiting for to prepare these fantastic recipes with the star vegetable that we produce at CINATUR. As vegetable distributors experts we advise you to have a healthy diet.