Roasted Beet Hummus

recipes snacks Feb 09, 2019
 

If I could eat only one food for the rest of my life, there’s a really good chance I’d choose hummus. Whether as a dip with veggies or crackers, dolloped on a salad or even right out of the tub, I can’t live without a batch on hand at all times. I have several favorites I regularly grab at the grocery, especially Grandma’s Humus, an incredible local Austin brand. Others include Hope Foods and Engine 2 for their clean ingredients and creative flavors.

But recently I’ve started making my own hummus and realized how easy it is to whip up a batch at home. Plus, it’s easy to incorporate a variety of ingredients and flavors for any occasion. For this recipe, I decided to add another one of my favorite foods – beets! While many people aren’t fans of beets’ earthiness, adding them into your hummus masks much of this strength.

Plus, beets are incredibly nutritious, so this is the perfect way to get even non-beet eaters to reap the benefits. This colorful veggie can regulate blood pressure and boost athletic performance while its anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of antioxidants might help fight against cancer.

The best part? The result is a gorgeous pink color, so it’s a win all around!

 

  

 YIELDS6 Servings
 PREP TIME15 mins TOTAL TIME15 mins

 

Ingredients
  •  16 oz can organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  •  1  large roasted beet (or 2 small/medium sized beets)
  •  2 tbsp tahini
  •  zest of 1 large lemon
  •  2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  •  2  large garlic cloves
  •  1 tsp cumin
  •  1  generous pinch of Himalayan salt and black pepper
  •  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions
 
Rinse, drain and dry chickpeas.
Pat roasted beet(s) dry, then cut into quarters.
Add all ingredients to food processor (besides the olive oil).
Stream olive oil into food processor while it's mixing. Blend until you have a creamy consistency.
Taste and add more spices, lemon juice or olive oil as needed. If the texture is too thick, add a small amount of water to loosen.
Keep hummus in fridge for up to a week.

Enjoy with crudités, sliced baguette or your favorite crackers!

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