NYC Chefs Share Their Healthy Recipes: Hugo Trinquier, Nanoosh

Nanoosh Mediterranean Hummus Bar

When at home, Chef Hugo Trinquier says that he tries to eat healthy, but confesses that he really enjoys eating junk food. When at the restaurant Nanoosh Hummus Bar, he prepares only healthy food and uses mostly organic ingredients, even down to the walnuts and raisins. Hugo explains his strong commitment to sustainability: “Obviously there are health reasons, although some studies show that organic food doesn’t bring significantly more nutrients to the body. In any case, I believe that it brings less negatives things such as preservatives and chemicals. The second reason is taste– the quality of organic produce. A good tomato can be eaten as is. Whereas, a bad tomato will have no taste, and will need lot of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Then, you taste only the dressing. The tomato is then just here for color and texture. I use the example of tomato because it is a daily and difficult fight these days to find good tomato.” Hugo shared two of Nanoosh’s healthiest and tastiest recipes with Creative Delites, so you can delight in his organic cooking at home.

Quinoa Salad: organic quinoa, red peppers, red onions, organic walnut, dried cranberries, organic raisins

INGREDIENTS:

1 box of organic quinoa
1 red pepper
1 red onion
1/2 cup organic walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup organic raisins
XV olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt
Cilantro

DIRECTIONS:
Chef’s Note: The proportion of each ingredient depends on your taste. You can always add more or less (all variations work)

1. Cook the quinoa according to instruction on the box
2. Chill the quinoa in refrigerator
3. Dice the red onion and pepper
4. Chop the cilantro and walnuts
5. Mix all ingredients together (including the raisins and cranberries)
6. Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt at the end until you get to your favorite taste

Hummus Wrap: hummus, tahini, organic greens and Mediterranean salad

INGREDIENTS:

(Chef’s Note: If you are making your own tahini sauce, it’s a mix of raw tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic and salt)
1 wrap
1 hand full of organic greens
2 to 3 tablespoons of hummus
1 tablespoon of tahini sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons of a mix of diced tomato and cucumber
1 teaspoon diced onion
a bit of extra virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS:
1. Lay the wrap down
2. Spread the hummus
3. Add the mixed greens
4. Then add the tomato, cucumber, and onion on top of mixed greens
5. Add the tahini sauce
6. Drizzle with the olive oil
7. Roll the wrap

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2 responses to “NYC Chefs Share Their Healthy Recipes: Hugo Trinquier, Nanoosh

  1. These both sound so healthy and delicious! I will have to include the wrap in our weekend lunch plans. Yum.

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