Fitness queen Kayla Itsines shares her favorite healthy snack recipe

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Australian fitness queen Kayla Itsines has shared her favorite snack recipe that requires just five ingredients.

The 29-year-old, from Adelaide, said she ‘loves’ making a Mexican-style salsa when she’s entertaining her friends or family – and it only takes a few minutes to make it.

Don’t worry about eating ‘unhealthy’ foods while entertaining. This is so simple and easy to make and packed with nutrients. It’s so easy and delicious, ” she wrote on Instagram.

To make the dish you will need tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lemon and serve with corn chips, flatbread or in tacos of your choice.

Fitness queen Kayla Itsines has shared her favorite snack recipe with just five ingredients

The 29-year-old, from Adelaide, said she 'loves' making a Mexican-style salsa dip when entertaining her friends or family - and it only takes minutes to make

The 29-year-old, from Adelaide, said she ‘loves’ making a Mexican-style salsa dip when entertaining her friends or family – and it only takes minutes to make

How to make Kayla’s Mexican salsa dip with corn chips

SALAD

3 ripe tomatoes

1/2 red onion – you can use red onion, spring onion, or white onion, depending on how strong you like it

1/2 cup cilantro or cilantro

DRESSING

Salt and pepper to taste

Dash of olive oil

Lemon or lime juice

METHOD

Dice tomatoes, onions and cilantro.

In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

Mix the salad with a generous amount of dressing until well coated.

Serve with corn chips, flat breads or in tacos

The mother started by simply dicing the tomatoes, onions and cilantro.

“You can use red onion, spring onion, or white onion, depending on how strong you like it,” she explained.

For the dressing she combined a drizzle of olive oil with lemon juice, seasoned with salt and pepper.

“Then mix the salad along with a generous sprinkling of your dressing ingredients,” she said, adding, “Serve with corn chips, flatbreads, or in tacos. So delicious.’

Her post has since been liked more than 15,700 times, and many said they couldn’t wait to create it themselves.

‘Good idea. I’m always looking for a quick and easy snack to make, ‘someone wrote.

Others pointed out that the dish was called pico de gallo, a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine.

Meanwhile, many said they usually add other ingredients to the bowl, including avocado, beans, and quinoa.

‘I actually use salsa / pico in dishes with quinoa. I do a quinoa base, add black beans and cover with the salsa / pico. It’s nice and warm or cold, ‘wrote one woman.

‘Delicious! I love to make salsa and guacamole when I get to friends – easy to make and packed with nutrients, ‘said one doctor.

And another revealed, “I add avocado to mine to make a guacamole.”

Her recipe comes just over a month after she revealed that hummus with pita bread was one of her favorite snacks to make.

‘This recipe is my family recipe that I love and always make it because it’s so quick and easy,’ she wrote online.

Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip often used as a spread or savory ingredient in dishes and the main ingredient is ground chickpeas.

Her recipe comes a little over a month after she revealed that hummus with pita bread was one of her favorite snacks to make.

Her recipe comes a little over a month after she revealed that hummus with pita bread was one of her favorite snacks to make.

'This recipe is my family recipe that I love and always make it because it's so quick and easy,' she wrote online, sharing an image on Instagram (photo)

‘This recipe is my family recipe that I love and always make it because it’s so quick and easy,’ she wrote online, sharing an image on Instagram (photo)

Kayla used garbanzo beans, a type of chickpea, along with cayenne pepper, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.

“Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are the main ingredient and they are a great stock staple because they are an excellent source of both protein and fiber,” she said.

‘When I make my hummus, it usually stays in the fridge for about five days, so I always make a big batch on the weekend and then my snacks are sorted for the week ahead!’

Other alternative ingredients also include tahini, cilantro, and chili flakes.

“Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are the main ingredient, and they make a great supply staple because they are an excellent source of both protein and fiber,” she said.

The benefits of hummus:

Hummus is a great source of plant protein, providing 7.9 grams per serving

The snack is packed with nutrients and has been linked to many impressive health and nutritional benefits

The rich ingredients help to:

Fight inflammation

Improve digestion

Feed good gut bacteria

Keep blood sugar under control

Reduce the risk of heart disease

Promote weight loss

Help maintain a healthy body weight

Source: Healthline

Kayla’s Hummus Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tins of 400 g chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Method:

Add all ingredients together in a blender except the olive oil

Wipe the edges if necessary

After mixing, gradually add the olive oil until the hummus has a nice consistency

Source: Kayla Itsines

To make the filling snack, she put all the ingredients next to the olive oil in a blender to combine them.

After mixing, gradually add the olive oil until the hummus has a nice consistency. And that’s it!’ she said.

Kayla said certain toppings like chopped tomato, red onion, and herbs can also be added if desired.

According to Healthline, hummus has been linked to a number of health benefits because it is packed with plant proteins.

These nutrients can help fight inflammation, aid digestion, and control blood sugar.

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