Recipe: Fenugreek Garlic Dip

from Prevention magazine

Add a little spice to your diet—it's a delectable way to edge cholesterol levels downward. Turns out, many herbs and spices are loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, which your heart simply loves. In particular, garlic, onion, ginger, and turmeric are all proven heart-friendly culinary herbs and spices. And fiber-rich fenugreek seeds—used in Indian curries, baked in Egyptian bread, and enjoyed as a drink in northern Africa—can also lower blood sugar as well as cholesterol.

Fenugreek-Garlic Dip

2 Tbsp fenugreek powder
1/2 c chopped onion
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/4 c olive oil
1 lg tomato, seeded and chopped
1 sm chile pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 c chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Put fenugreek and 2 cups water in bowl. Cover. Let stand 12 hours. Pour off water.

Cook onion and garlic in oil in skillet over medium heat, stirring, 4 minutes. Add tomato, pepper, cumin, and soaked fenugreek. Cook on low, stirring, 8 minutes. Puree in blender with cilantro, juice, and salt to taste. Add a bit of water if needed.

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