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Beet Hummus Recipe

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Are you a beet lover? If not, I can completely relate. I used to have a shaky relationship with beets, myself. Their ‘earthy’ flavor didn’t really get it done for me.

Fortunately, after trying beets several ways, I finally discovered that if I embraced their unique taste, I really loved them. In fact, I can officially say I am now a beet fanatic.

I have been slipping beets into all kinds of dishes lately, including my Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Tart as well as my newest favorite, Roasted Red Beet Hummus. It has all of the texture and snackability of traditional hummus, but with a subtle beet quality, not to mention a sensational color.

Beet Hummus Picture

Seriously. Who wouldn’t want to dive into a radiant bowl of jewel colored hummus?

Roasting the beets along with some garlic, gives this Roasted Red Beet Hummus a mellow and delightful flavor. It’s creamy yet substantial and is a healthy and impressive appetizer to bring to any party – or to just snack on at home!

Try it as a dip with your favorite veggies and crackers or even as a spread on your next Bombay sandwich.  Either way, this recipe is a knock out.

Enjoy!

Beet Hummus Photo

Beet Hummus Recipe

Emily Caruso
Roasted beet hummus is an easy way to enjoy beets. Garlic joins the party for an extra savory treat.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 16 2 tablespoons
Calories 80.19 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Beets scrubbed (about 3 or 12 oz total)
  • 5 Garlic unpeeled
  • 1.5 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Chickpeas 15.5 oz, drained
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • 0.33 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place beets and garlic cloves on a 12 inch square piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil. Fold foil around the beets and garlic to create an enclosed pouch.
  • Place pouch on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes or until beets and garlic are tender and fragrant. Allow beets to cool about 15 minutes.
  • Remove skin from beets and garlic cloves and place peeled beets and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add chickpeas, lemon juice and lemon zest and process mixture until it’s evenly textured.
  • With food processor running, drizzle in olive oil and process until almost smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and process until incorporated. 

Nutrition

Calories: 80.19kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1.44gFat: 4.83gSaturated Fat: 0.6gSodium: 8.4mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 0.75g
Keyword Appetizers, Dips, Easy, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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