Rainbow Salad with Hummus Avocado Dip / Dressing
There's always a story behind a new recipe creation. This one is inspired by 2 events.
Firstly a hostess that 's trying her best to be on a Paleo diet but wanted more Asian familiar recipes, and secondly, the plantbased foodporn feeds I have been getting on my IG account. Presenting vegetables in a variety of colours can be a real turn on I reckon.
So here you go.
This recipe is inspired from one of my favorite cookbook author, Yotam Ottolenghi. What I like about this recipe is it can be vegetarian, without the bacon. It can also be a paleo, high protein diet.
While we are at this, it is also gluten-free and lactose-free :) Besides that it also photographs stunningly, the velvety red tomato contrasting against the silky white and soft runny egg yolks.
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