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Roasted Beet Hummus


  • Author: Vicky & Ruth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: roasting
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

This jewel-colored beet hummus takes an ordinary meal into an absolutely striking spread when served with fresh crudités, pita triangles, or your favorite crusty bread.


Ingredients

1 medium-large beet, trimmed ( or 1 medium-large store-bought cooked beet) (See Note 1)

1 – 15 ounce can of chickpeas

1/3 cup tahini

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp salt

Optional garnishes:

Dukkah

Roasted hazelnuts

Black sesame seeds


Instructions

  1. If using a fresh beet, preheat oven to 400F. Wrap it in aluminum foil and place it on a baking sheet. Cook for one hour or until tender (See Note 2)
  2. Remove the beet from the oven and let it cool. Rub the skin off and dice it into medium size pieces
  3.  Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. You may need to add more water, one tablespoon at a time, to achieve the desired consistency

Notes

  1. In order to save time, store-bought cooked beets may be used, but please note that the color of the beet hummus won’t be as vibrant.
  2. Since beets take a while to cook,  we recommend cooking several beets, and add them to salads or eat them as a side, dressed with some salt, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 1.1
  • Sodium: 115
  • Fat: 2.7
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Fiber: 1.7
  • Protein: 2.3
  • Cholesterol: 0
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