Lunch: Keep hunger pangs away with these healthy and delicious dishes! 150 calories and under. Lose weight the 5:2 way. This healthy, quick and easy recipe is featured in the lunch section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.


Recipe Summary

Serves 2. Ready in 10 mins (plus cooling).


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Boil 1 cup of lightly salted water in a saucepan. Add frozen beans, peas, and mint sprig. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve mint and cooking water. Set aside both vegetables and cooking water to cool.

  • Pour cooled beans and peas into the small bowl of a food processor. Add garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Strain 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid into the food processor. Discard mint. 

  • Blend until almost smooth, adding more cooking liquid if necessary. Season to taste. Garnish with a few leaves from the remaining mint. Serve with the crudités.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories.