Beet Hummus

I’m loving the amazing natural colors that come from beets. This recipe is the perfect companion to fresh veggies and is sure to impress a crowd at your next gathering!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (15 oz can)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red beet
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cool water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Start by preparing your chickpeas. If you’re in a pinch you can always use canned chickpeas (drain and rinse), but I really find that cooking dried chickpeas makes a huge difference in flavor. I usually make them in my Instant Pot.

Wash your beet really well, remove the stem, toss in a little olive oil, and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast in the oven at 375° for 50-60 minutes, until soft. Remove from the oven to let cool. Once cool, place in your food processor with the 2 Tbsp cool water and process until you’ve reached a puree.  

Add your remaining hummus ingredients to the food processor and process until creamy. You can add an extra 1/2 Tbsp olive oil at a time if you want an even creamier consistency. 

Transfer to a small serving bowl, garnish with lemon zest, and serve with your favorite fresh veggies!

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